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Jabari Parker & Rodney Hood
Parker & Hood Named All-ACC
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/10/2014
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman Jabari Parker was named to the coaches and Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) All-ACC First Team and ACC All-Freshman Team, while sophomore Rodney Hood garnered second team All-ACC honors from both groups as announced Monday by the league office. Parker, the lone unanimous selection by the both the coaches and ACSMA, is just the eighth freshman in ACC history (second at Duke) to earn first team all-league honors in his rookie campaign.

Parker enters this weekend’s ACC Tournament averaging 19.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, while shooting 48.7 percent from the field. The Chicago, Ill., native leads the ACC in rebounds and double-doubles (14), while ranking second in scoring, double-figure scoring games (28) and 20-point games (16). His 16 20-point games is tied for second-most by a freshman in league history, while his 14 double-doubles have matched a Duke rookie record. Parker is coming off his best game as a Blue Devil, scoring 30 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for his sixth straight double-double in Saturday’s 93-81 win over No. 14 North Carolina. He became the first freshman in Duke history and the fifth player under Coach K to record 30 or more points and 10 or more rebounds in a game.

Parker, also a unanimous ACC All-Freshman Team selection by the coaches and media, is attempting to become just the fourth freshman in ACC history to lead the conference in rebounding, while his 19.2 points per game scoring average is currently the fourth-highest by an ACC freshman. He is just five points shy of becoming the sixth freshman in league history to score at least 600 points in a rookie campaign and is also on pace to be the 12th freshman in the ACC to lead his team in scoring and rebounding.

Hood collects second team All-ACC honors from the coaches and media after averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game during the regular season. He has scored in double figures 27 times, including 10 games with 20 or more points scored. The Meridian, Miss., native ranks among the league leaders in scoring (8th), field goal percentage (4th- .480), free throw percentage (t-6th - .819), three-point percentage (2nd - .425) and three-point field goals (6th – 2.10).

Hood, the first transfer into Duke to garner all-league honors in his first season of eligibility, has made a three-point field goal in 28 consecutive games with two or more threes in a game 20 times this season.

Duke has now had at least one All-ACC first team selection in seven consecutive season with two or more all-conference picks in 27 of Mike Krzyzewski’s 34 seasons in Durham.

Duke returns to action in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro Friday, March 15 (9 pm). The Blue Devils will face the winner of Clemson’s second round contest against the winner of Wednesday’s opening round game between Georgia Tech and Boston College.

Coaches All-ACC Teams
First Team
*Jabari Parker, Duke
T.J. Warren, NC State
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

Second Team
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
Lamar Patterson, Pitt
Rodney Hood, Duke
K.J. McDaniels, Clemson
Joe Harris, Virginia

Third Team
James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
Dez Wells, Maryland
Eric Atkins, Notre Dame
Rion Brown, Miami

All-Freshman Team
*Jabari Parker, Duke
*Tyler Ennis, Syracuse
London Parrentes, Virginia
Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina

Sixth Man
Ian Miller, Florida State

Most Improved
Marcus Paige, North Carolina

(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)

First Team
*Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke (77) 231
*T.J. Warren, So., NC State (77), 231
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223
C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200
K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199

Second Team
Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170
Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156
Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148
James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103

Third Team
Olivier Hanlan, So., Boston College (3) 101
Joe Harris, Sr., Virginia (1) 79
Rion Brown, Sr., Miami 52
Dez Wells, Jr., Maryland 45
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech 34

Honorable Mention
(10 points or more)
Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30
Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28
Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17
Jerami Grant,So. Syracuse 15
Ryan Anderson, Jr., Boston College 10

All-ACC Freshman Team
(Total votes in parenthesis)
*Jabari Parker, Duke (77)
*Tyler Ennis, Syracuse (77)
London Perrantes, Virginia (66)
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina (60)
Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech (55)

All-ACC Defensive Team
(Total votes in parenthesis)
KJ. McDaniels, Jr., Clemson (66)
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech (60)
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia (51)
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (38)
J.P. Tokoto, So., North Carolina (18)

Most Improved Player
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina

Sixth Man of the Year
Justin Anderson, So., Virginia

* unanimous selection