March 7, 2005
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Jarrett Jack has made the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team for this season in voting announced Monday afternoon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
It is the second all-conference honor for Jack, a 6-3 junior from Fort Washington, Md., who made the third team a year ago. Jack is the ACC’s 10th leading scorer at 15.9 points a game, and he ranks fifth in assists (4.63 per game), sixth in field goal percentage (51.6), fourth in three-point percentage (41.8) and third in free throw percentage (88.5).
“Jarrett is a hard worker, and I think we can all look at him and realize how much he’s improved from his freshman year to now,” said Tech head coach Paul Hewitt. “I guess the most outstanding way you can see it is that his three-point shooting has gone from I think 29 percent as freshman to somewhere like 40 percent now. Because of his work ethic, our players are very quick to listen and follow him. They know that he’s in the gym as much as anybody, and at practice he gives everything he has. Certainly on the court, he’s proven that in big-game situations he’ll step up and deliver for his team.”
A mid-season candidate for the Naismith Trophy and the Bob Cousy Award, Jack has averaged 17.9 points over his last eight games, all double-figure efforts, beginning with the first Duke game on Feb. 5. He scored 20 or more in the three games against Duke, Miami and Wake Forest. He scored 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting in the last meeting with Duke, and 21 on 7-of-12 shooting Feb. 26 at Miami, and 23 on 8-of-15 shooting at Wake Forest.
During the eight-game period, Jack is shooting 52.6 percent (50-of-95) from the floor during the period, 42.9 percent (9-of-21) from three-point range, and 89.5 percent (34-of-38) from the foul line. He has averaged 5.1 assists, better than his season average.
He is joined on the second team by Eric Williams and Justin Gray of Wake Forest, Guillermo Diaz of Miami and Julius Hodge of NC State. The first team includes J.J. Redick and Sheldon Williams of Duke, Sean May and Raymond Felton of North Carolina, and Chris Paul of Wake Forest.
2005 ALL-ACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS(first-team votes in parentheses)
First Team J.J. Redick, Duke* (121) 363 Chris Paul, WF (113) 355 Sean May, UNC (111) 353 Shelden Williams, Duke (111) 353 Raymond Felton, UNC (82) 311 *unanimous 1st-team
Second Team Guillermo Diaz, Miami (19) 243 Julius Hodge, NCSU (22) 227 Eric Williams, WF (7) 222 Jarrett Jack, GT (9) 200 Justin Gray, WF (2) 184
Third Team Rashad McCants, UNC (7) 170 Sharrod Ford, Clemson (1) 131 Nik Caner-Medley, Maryland (0) 110 Daniel Ewing, Duke (0) 102 Jawad Williams, UNC (0) 83
Honorable Mention (25 or more points) Zabian Dowdell, VT (0) 64 John Gilchrist, Maryland (0) 50 Robert Hite, Miami (0) 27 Marvin Williams, UNC (0) 25
ALL-FRESHMAN Marvin Williams, UNC* 121 Sean Singletary, Virginia 119 Cliff Hammonds, Clemson 107 DeMarcus Nelson, Duke 77 Deron Washington, VT 66 *unanimous
Honorable Mention (25 or more votes) Andrew Brackman, NCSU 50
ALL-DEFENSIVE Shelden Williams, Duke* 121 Chris Paul, WF 76 Anthony King, Miami 59 Jackie Manuel, UNC 59 Jamon Gordon, VT 46 *unanimous
Honorable Mention (25 or more votes) Raymond Felton, UNC 43 Sharrod Ford, Clemson 30
Defensive Player of the Year – Shelden Williams (91) (Others with 5 or more votes) – Chris Paul (8), Jackie Manuel (6)