Greivis named second-team All-ACC

I had been wondering as the year progressed whether Greivis Vasquez -- particularly after his triple-double, followed by 33 points two games later -- might have a chance at cracking first-team All-ACC.

Not even close. He got 116 out of a possible 228 votes, which was good enough (barely) for second team.


I think Greivis can be underappreciated. There are better shooters out there, better passers and better rebounders. But he's a rare combination of a guy that does all three pretty well. Does he have room for maturation? No doubt. But can you imagine what this scoring-challenged, rebounding-challenged team would have looked like this season without Vasquez? I shudder to think.

Among those ahead of Greivis was North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough -- the only player to be selected unanimously by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.


Here are all the picks, followed by their voting points:

First Team

Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (228)

Toney Douglas, Florida State (226)

Ty Lawson, North Carolina (224)

Gerald Henderson, Duke (210)

Jack McClinton, Miami (188)

Second Team


Jeff Teague, Wake Forest (185)

Trevor Booker, Clemson (156)

Tyrese Rice, Boston College (151)

Kyle Singler, Duke (128)

Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (116)

Third Team


James Johnson, Wake Forest (100)

Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (83)

A.D. Vassallo, Virginia Tech (81)

Danny Green, North Carolina (48)

Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (46)

Honorable Mention


Wayne Ellington, North Carolina (41)

K.C. Rivers, Clemson (33)

Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (15)

All-Freshman Team

Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (76)

Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (76)


Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (70)

Solomon Alabi, Florida State (59)

Ed Davis, North Carolina (55)