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Rivers, Hammonds Garner All-ACC Recognition

Rivers, Hammonds Garner All-ACC Recognition

March 10, 2008

Greensboro, NC – Clemson guards K.C. Rivers and Cliff Hammonds were among the players selected for the All-ACC teams announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Rivers was a second-team selection, while Hammonds was a third-team choice by voters.

It marks the first year since 1998 that Clemson placed two players on the all-conference teams. Greg Buckner was a second-team selection that season, while Terrell McIntyre was a third-team honoree. Rivers and Hammonds are the first players from Clemson to be named All-ACC since Sharrod Ford was a third-team selection in 2005.

Rivers leads the Tigers in overall scoring at 14.5 points per game, and in league scoring at 13.9 points per game. He ranks 12th in the league in points per game and also ranks sixth in three-point goals per game (2.27), sixth in offensive rebounds per game (2.6), eighth in steals per game (1.77), and ninth in field goal percentage (44.4).

Rivers, a junior from Charlotte, NC, was announced by the NABC as a second-team All-District V selection last week. He is one of five players in school history with at least 200 three-point goals and ranks among the top 25 on the Tigers’ all-time scoring list with 1,167 points. He tied a school record with eight three-pointers at Virginia in a road win earlier this season.

Hammonds is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game, but he increased his output to 13.1 points per game during conference play. He ranks second in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.33), third in steals per game (1.93), and seventh in assists per game (4.03). Hammonds received honorable mention for the ACC’s All-Defensive team as well Monday.

Hammonds is one of only five players in ACC history with at least 1,400 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals in a career. The senior from Cairo, GA ranks in the top 10 in Clemson history in games, starts, minutes played, three-point goals, steals, assists, and assist-to-turnover ratio. He has started a school record 126 consecutive games. Terrence Oglesby was named honorable mention All-Freshman. The sharpshooter from Cleveland, TN has amassed a Clemson freshman record 77 three-point goals this season, breaking the existing mark of 75 set by Tony Stockman in 2000-01. Oglesby is averaging 10.6 points per game and shooting 41.6 percent on three-point attempts. He hit the game-winning three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in the Tigers’ record-breaking, 20-point comeback win at Maryland.

James Mays garnered honorable mention for the league’s All-Defensive team for the second straight year. He ranks fifth in the ACC in steals per game (1.84) from his power forward position. Mays holds the Clemson career record for steals (162) by a frontcourt player and also ranks among the top 10 in school history in blocked shots (92).

2008 All-ACC Men’s Basketball Teams(90 total votes)
All-ACC(1st Team Vote – 3 points; 2nd Team Vote – 2 points; 3rd Team Vote – 1 point)
First Team (1st Team Votes)
Name Class School Points
Tyler Hansbrough* (90) Junior North Carolina 270
Tyrese Rice (82) Junior Boston College 261
Sean Singletary (80) Senior Virginia 257
DeMarcus Nelson (74) Senior Duke 250
Jack McClinton (37) Junior Miami 208
*unanimous 1st team
Second Team
Greivis Vasquez Sophomore Maryland 199
James Gist Senior Maryland 186
Wayne Ellington Sophomore North Carolina 158
A.D. Vassallo Junior Virginia Tech 120
K.C. Rivers Junior Clemson 115
Third Team
Kyle Singler Freshman Duke 107
Cliff Hammonds Senior Clemson 101
Toney Douglas Junior Florida State 98
James Johnson Freshman Wake Forest 69
Greg Paulus Junior Duke 64
Honorable Mention (20 or more points)
Ty Lawson Sophomore North Carolina 59
J.J. Hickson Freshman N.C. State 43
Deron Washington Senior Virginia Tech 28
Anthony Morrow Senior Georgia Tech 25
All-Freshman(89 votes)
Name School Votes
Kyle Singler* Duke 89
James Johnson* Wake Forest 89
J.J. Hickson* N.C. State 89
Jeff Allen Virginia Tech 82
Jeff Teague Wake Forest 79
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes)
Terrence Oglesby Clemson 15
Name Class School Votes
DeMarcus Nelson Senior Duke 68
Toney Douglas Junior Florida State 66
Tyrelle Blair Senior Boston College 56
Marcus Ginyard Junior North Carolina 46
James Gist Senior Maryland 40
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes)
Cliff Hammonds Senior Clemson 31
D’Andre Bell Junior Georgia Tech 27
Tyler Hansbrough Junior North Carolina 24
Jeff Allen Freshman Virginia Tech 22
Deron Washington Senior Virginia Tech 16
James Mays Senior Clemson 15