March 5, 2015
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech freshman guard Tadric Jackson has been named to the annual All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced Thursday 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, who has not yet declared a major, has played in 29 of Georgia Tech’s 30 games this year, starting the last five, and has averaged 5.1 points per game.
North Carolina’s Marcus Paige was named the recipient of the 2015 Skip Prosser Award, which 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 Louisville sophomore Terry Rozier, who is currently fourth in the ACC in scoring (17.4) and second in steals (2.0), six of academic honorees are averaging in double figures.
Duke freshman Tyus Jones is second in the ACC in assists (5.7) and free throw percentage (.876) while Pittsburgh’s James Robinson is third in assists (5.1), assists to turnover ratio (3.08:1) and fourth in free throw percentage (.830).
Louisville’s Montrezl Harrell ranks third in the ACC in rebounds (9.3), field goal percentage (.573) and eighth in scoring (15.4).
Harrell and Rozier have been selected ACC Player of the Week twice this season while Clemson’s Jordan Roper was named once. Duke’s Tyus Jones (3) and Justise Winslow (1), have combined for four ACC Rookie of the Week honors.
Paige and Duke’s Amile Jefferson each earned a spot on the league’s academic honor team for the third time in their respective careers. Earning academic recognition for a second time are Virginia Tech’s Christian Beyer and Will Johnston, Clemson’s Jordan Roper and Pittsburgh’s Cameron Wright.
The 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team is as follows:
Player, Class, School Hometown Major
Grayson Allen, Fr., Duke Jacksonville, Fla. Undeclared
Christian Beyer, Sr., Virginia Tech New Bern, N.C. Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Wayne Blackshear, Sr., Louisville Chicago, Ill. Communication
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville Tarboro, N.C. Communication
Anton Gill, So., Louisville Raleigh, N.C. Sports Administration
Tadric Jackson, Fr., Georgia Tech Tifton, Ga. Undeclared
Amile Jefferson, Jr., Duke Philadelphia, Pa. History
Sheldon Jeter, So., Pittsburgh Beaver Falls, Pa. Administration of Justice
Will Johnston, Sr., Virginia Tech Midlothian, Va. Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise
Tyus Jones, Jr., Duke Apple Valley, Minn. Undeclared
Mangok Mathiang, So., Louisville Melbourne, Australia Communication
Chinanu Onuaku, Fr., Louisville Lanham, Maryland Communication
Marcus Paige, Jr., North Carolina Marion, Iowa Journalism & Public Relations/History
Marshall Plumlee, Jr., Duke Warsaw, Ind. History
Davon Reed, So., Miami Ewing, N.J. Sport Administration
James Robinson, Jr., Pittsburgh Mitchellville, Md. Communication & Rhetoric
Jordan Roper, Jr., Clemson Columbia, S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.
Terry Rozier, So., Louisville Youngstown, Ohio Communication
Quentin Snider, Fr., Louisville Louisville, Ky. Undeclared
Devin Wilson, So., Virginia Tech McKees Rocks, Pa. Business
Justise Winslow, Fr., Duke Houston, Texas Undeclared
Cameron Wright, Sr., Pittsburgh Cleveland, Ohio Human Resource Mgt.