Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin was named second-team All-ACC on Monday, becoming the first player in more than a decade to lead the conference in scoring and not earn first-team honors.
Terps guard Nick Faust (City) was named to the conference's All-Freshman team.
Stoglin’s 21.2 points per game were nearly three more than that of second-leading scorer Mike Scott (17.9). The Virginia big man shared first-team honors with Duke guard Austin Rivers and North Carolina forwards Tyler Zeller, John Henson and Harrison Barnes. Still, the Terps’ late-season slide and a handful of poor shooting performances from the sophomore guard may have given the edge to Rivers, the likely ACC Rookie of the Year. An All-Freshman team selection a year ago, Stoglin led the league in field-goal attempts (498) this season and 3-pointers (83).
Clemson guard Terrell McIntyre, who averaged a conference-best 17.9 points in 1998-99, was the last player left off the first team after leading the ACC in scoring.
A Baltimore Sun All-Metro selection last year, Faust became a mainstay in the Terps’ lineup as guard Pe’Shon Howard recovered from a broken foot at the start of the season and solidfied his starting role after Howard tore his ACL in February. He averaged the third-most minutes among active Terps, and his 8.5 points per game rank fourth in the ACC among freshmen.
A long, wiry defender whom Turgeon said could guard “anybody” in the country, Faust was also one of only two ACC freshmen to average at least a steal per game this season.
The conference announces its individual award winners – player, coach, rookie and defensive player of the year – on Tuesday. The Terps face Wake Forest in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Thursday.
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