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Amile Jefferson (21), Rodney Hood (5) and Jabari Parker (1)
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Amile Jefferson (21), Rodney Hood (5) and Jabari Parker (1)
Jefferson, Hood & Parker Named All-ACC Academic
Thursday 03/04/2014  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C. – For the seventh consecutive season, Duke placed two or more members on the All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team as announced by ACC commissioner John Swofford Tuesday. Sophomore Amile Jefferson earned academic honors for the second time, while Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker were first time honorees for the Blue Devils.

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. Duke has now had 81 All-ACC Academic Team selections since the inaugural team in 1962-63.

Virginia Tech’s Jarell Eddie was named to the team for the third time in his career, while North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Boston College’s Joe Rahon and Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt joined Jefferson as two-time selections. Pittsburgh had a league-high four All-ACC Academic Team pick in Jamel Artis, Josh Newkirk, Cameron Wright and Michael Young. Virginia Tech also had four selections as Eddie was joined by Will Johnston, Trevor Thompson and Joey van Zegeren.

Other academic team honorees include Georgia Tech’s Trae Golden, Miami’s Donnavan Kirk and Wake Forest’s Coron Williams.

2013-14 All-ACC Academic Basketball Team

Player, Class, School Hometown  Major
Jamel Artis, Fr., Pittsburgh Baltimore, Md Arts & Sciences
Jarell Eddie, Sr., Virginia Tech Charlotte, N.C. Psychology
Marques Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech College Park, Ga. Science, Technology & Culture
Trae Golden, Georgia Tech Powder Springs, Ga. Science, Technology & Culture
Rodney Hood, So., Duke Meridian, Miss. Sociology & Visual Arts
Amile Jefferson, So., Duke Philadelphia, Pa. Undeclared
Will Johnston, Jr., Virginia Tech  Midlothian, Va. Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise
Donnavan Kirk, Gr., Miami Pontiac, Mich. Community & Social Change
Josh Newkirk, Fr., Pittsburgh Raleigh, N.C. Arts & Sciences
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina Marion, Iowa Journalism/Public Relations
Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke Chicago, Ill. Undeclared
Joe Rahon, So., Boston College San Diego, Calif. Economics
Trevor Thompson, Fr., Virginia Tech Indianapolis, Ind. University Studies
Joey van Zegeren, So., Virginia Tech Hoogeveen, The Netherlands International Studies
Coron Williams, Gr., Wake Forest Midlothian, Va Liberal Studies
Cameron Wright, Jr., Pittsburgh Cleveland, Ohio Business-Marketing
Michael Young, Fr., Pittsburgh Duquesne, Pa. Arts & Sciences

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