Bosh, Elder Earn All-ACC Honors

March 10, 2003

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman Chris Bosh has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team, and sophomore B.J. Elder was named to the third team, announced by the Associated Press on Monday.

Bosh, a 6-10 forward from Lancaster, Texas, is the only freshman player named to this year’s first and second team. He leads Tech and ranks eighth in the ACC in scoring at 15.4 points per game. He leads the ACC in field goal percentage (56.4) and blocked shots (2.11 per game), and ranks second in rebounding (8.9 per game).

A McDonald’s All-America as a high school senior last year, Bosh also has been named to the ACC’s All-Defensive team.

A McDonald’s All-America as a high school senior last year, Bosh also has been named to the ACC’s All-Defensive team.

Elder, an ACC All-Freshman choice a year ago, has averaged 15.2 points a game while ranking seventh in the conference in field goal percentage (46.2). The 6-4 guard is sixth in three-point percentage (.393) and ninth in three-point field goals per game.

The ACC’s all-Rookie team will be released Tuesday.

Josh Howard, he 6-foot-6 senior, who led Wake Forest to its first outright league title since 1962, was a unanimous first-team selection. He received 92 votes by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Joining Howard on the first team were Julius Hodge of North Carolina State, Steve Blake of Maryland, Dahntay Jones of Duke and Clemson’s Edward Scott. Howard, Blake and Scott were third-team selections a season ago.

Others on the second team were Drew Nicholas of Maryland, Travis Watson of Virginia, Tim Pickett of Florida State and Wake Forest’s Vytas Danelius.

Howard, Jones, Pickett and NC State’s Clifford Crawford joined Bosh on the all-defensive team.

ALL-ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE TEAMS

First Team Josh Howard, Wake Forest Julius Hodge, NC State Steve Blake, Maryland Dahntay Jones, Duke Edward Scott, Clemson

Second Team Drew Nicholas, Maryland Chris Bosh, Georgia Tech Travis Watson, Virginia Tim Pickett, Florida State Vytas Danelius, Wake Forest

Third Team J.J. Redick, Duke Ryan Randle, Maryland Chris Duhon, Duke Raymond Felton, North Carolina B.J. Elder, Georgia Tech

All-ACC Defensive Team Josh Howard, Wake Forest Tim Pickett, Florida State Chris Bosh, Georgia Tech Clifford Crawford, NC State Dahntay Jones, Duke

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