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Lawal, Favors Named in Sporting News All-ACC Awards

March 11, 2010

Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Gani Lawal was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference, and Derrick Favors was named Freshman of the Year in awards announced by the Sporting News Thursday.

Earlier in the week, Lawal was named third-team All-ACC and Favors Rookie of the Year by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, which selects the official all-conference teams for the ACC.

Lawal, a junior from Norcross, Ga., is Tech’s leading scorer (13.6 points per game) and rebounder (8.8 per game) for all games, while Favors leads his team in those catagories (11.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg) for conference games only.

SPORTING NEWS ALL-ACC

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS Player of the year: Greivis Vasquez, Maryland Coach of the year: Gary Williams, Maryland Freshman of the year: Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech Defensive player of the year: Chris Singleton, Florida State

FIRST-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE G Malcolm Delaney, junior, Virginia Tech G Jon Scheyer, senior, Duke G Greivis Vasquez, senior, Maryland F Al-Farouq Aminu, sophomore, Wake Forest F Kyle Singler, junior, Duke

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE G Sylven Landesberg, sophomore, Virginia G Nolan Smith, junior, Duke F Trevor Booker, senior, Clemson F Tracy Smith, junior, N.C. State C Gani Lawal, junior, Georgia Tech

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM G C.J. Harris, Wake Forest G Michael Snaer, Florida State G Durand Scott, Miami F Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech F Jordan Williams, Maryland

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