March 7, 2011
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team Monday in voting announced by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. The 6-5 junior also was named to the conference’s all-defensive team.
Shumpert, from Oak Park, Ill., is the first Tech player on the All-ACC second team since Jarrett Jack in 2005. He leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring (17.5 points per game), rebounding (6.1 per game) and assists (3.5 per game), and will be only the seventh player in ACC history to lead his team in those three categories in the same season. He enters the ACC Tournament Thursday having scored in double figures in 15 consecutive games, and has scored 20 points or more 11 times this season.
He ranks fourth in the conference in scoring, 15th in rebounding, ninth in assists, first in steals, and is in the top 10 in free throw percentage and field goal percentage. His current scoring average, if maintained, would be the highest for a Tech player since Matt Harpring’s 21.6 average in 1998.
Shumpert also leads the ACC in steals (2.7 per game overall, 2.9 per game in conference play), and ranks eighth in the nation in that category.
Duke guard Nolan Smith is the only unanimous selection to the All-ACC team. He was joined on the first team by Duke teammate Kyle Singler, Maryland’s Jordan Williams, Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney and Boston College’s Reggie Jackson. Smith leads the ACC with an average of 21.6 points and is second in assists.
For the first time in league history, the outright ACC regular-season champion failed to place any players on the first team. North Carolina had three players make the second team and another on the third team.
All-ACC First team
Nolan Smith, Duke (225)+
Jordan Williams, Maryland (210)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (202)
Kyle Singler, Duke (199)
Reggie Jackson, Boston College (190)
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina (161)
John Henson, North Carolina (148)
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (145)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (132)
Jeff Allen, Virginia Tech (131)
Chris Singleton, Florida State (126)
Demontez Stitt, Clemson (81)
Joe Trapani, Boston College (63)
Malcolm Grant, Miami (62)
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (45)
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (75)+
Travis McKie, Wake Forest (74)
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (71)
Terrell Stoglin, Maryland (62)
C.J. Leslie, N.C. State (46)
John Henson, North Carolina (75)+
Chris Singleton, Florida State (64)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (60)
Nolan Smith, Duke (26) Jerai Grant, Clemson (20) +Unanimous vote