DURHAM, N.C. -- For the first time in program history, Duke placed five team members on the All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team, as announced by ACC commissioner John Swofford Thursday. Junior Amile Jefferson earned academic honors for the third time in his college career, while fellow junior Marshall Plumlee and freshmen Grayson Allen, Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow were each first time honorees for the Blue Devils.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must earn a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintain a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Duke has now had 85 All-ACC Academic Team selections since the inaugural team in 1962-63.
Duke placed the second most number of players on the all-academic team, while Louisville led the conference with seven players recognized for their academic achievements.
2014-15 All-ACC Academic Basketball Team
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, Fr., 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
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.