March 1, 2016
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore guard Tadric Jackson has been named to the annual All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Jackson, majoring in business administration, has made the team for the second straight year. The native of Tifton, Ga., has played in all 29 games for the Yellow Jackets this year, starting one, and has averaged 4.8 points per game.
North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, the recipient of the league’s Skip Prosser Award for the second straight year, headlines the annual All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team. The Skip Prosser Award is presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball. It is named in memory of Wake Forest head basketball coach George Edward “Skip” Prosser, who passed away on July 26, 2007. Prosser compiled a 291-146 career record in 14 seasons as a head coach, including a 126-68 mark in his six years with Wake Forest. Every Wake Forest senior he coached graduated, and the Deacons placed nine players on the annual All-ACC Academic Basketball Team during his tenure.
Headed by Duke sophomore Grayson Allen, the ACC’s second-leading scorer at 21.0 points per game, seven of the academic honorees are averaging in double figures.
Louisville sophomore Chinanu Onuaku ranks third in the ACC in blocked shots (2.0) and seventh in rebounds (8.6). Clemson senior Jordan Roper is fourth among league leaders in assists-to-turnover ratio (3.15:1) and ninth in steals (1.3). Miami’s Davon Reed ranks ninth in free throw percentage (.804), while NC State’s Maverick Rowan is fifth in 3-point field goals per game (2.3).
Allen has been selected ACC Player of the Week twice this season while Paige was named once. Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon has five ACC Rookie of the Week honors to his credit while scoring in double figures in all but three games this season.
Paige and Duke’s Amile Jefferson each earned a spot on the league’s academic honor team for the fourth time in their respective careers. Clemson’s Jordan Roper earned academic recognition for a third time while Jackson, Allen, Onuaku, Reed, Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang and Quentin Snider, and Virginia Tech’s Devin Wilson earned spots on the honors team for a second time.
The 2016 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Player, Class, School / Hometown / Major
Deng Adel, Fr., Louisville / Melbourne, Australia / Undeclared
Grayson Allen, So., Duke / Jacksonville, Fla. / Psychology
Dwayne Bacon, Fr., Florida State / Lakeland, Fla. / Exploratory
Gabe DeVoe, So., Clemson / Shelby, N.C. / Pre-Business
Jalen Hudson, So., Virginia Tech / Richmond, Va. / Business
Tadric Jackson, So., Georgia Tech / Tifton, Ga. / Business Administration
Amile Jefferson, Sr., Duke / Philadelphia, Pa. / History
Chase Jeter, Fr., Duke / Las Vegas, Nev. / Undeclared
Cameron Johnson, So., Pittsburgh / Moon Township, Pa. / Arts & Sciences
Trey Lewis, Gr., Louisville / Garfield Heights, Ohio / Higher Education
Ryan Luther, So., Pittsburgh / Gibsonia, Pa. / Arts & Sciences
Rafael Maia, Gr., Pittsburgh / Sao Paulo, Brazil / Business Administration
Mangok Mathiang, Jr., Louisville / Melbourne, Australia / Communication
Luke Maye, Fr., North Carolina / Huntersville, N.C. / Business Administration
Donovan Mitchell, Fr., Louisville / Greenwich, Conn. / Undeclared
Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville / Lanham, Maryland / Communication
Marcus Paige, Sr., North Carolina / Marion, Iowa / Media & Journalism/History
Rex Pflueger, Fr., Notre Dame / Dana Point, Calif. / Undeclared
Davon Reed, Jr., Miami / Ewing, N.J. / Sport Administration
Jordan Roper, Sr., Clemson / Columbia, S.C. / Athletic Leadership
Maverick Rowan, Fr., NC State / Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Communication
Matt Ryan, Fr., Notre Dame / Cortland Manor, N.Y. / Undeclared
Quentin Snider, So., Louisville / Louisville, Ky. / Communication
Raymond Spalding, Fr., Louisville / Louisville, Ky. / Undeclared
Damon Wilson, Fr., Pittsburgh / Atlanta, Ga. / Arts & Sciences
Devin Wilson, Jr., Virginia Tech / McKees Rocks, Pa. / Political Science
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