ACC preseason poll, teams released

CHARLOTTE - The ACC media votes Clemson No. 7 in the league this year under first-year head coach Brad Brownell.

The Tigers are coming off four straight 20-win seasons and three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Clemson was 21-11 last season, 9-7 in the ACC.

The Tigers return three starters and 12 lettermen from last year's squad, including second-leading scorer and top assist producer Demontez Stitt. He averaged 11.4 points per game last season and also shot 39 percent from three-point range. The team's other returning starters are guard Tanner Smith and center Jerai Grant. Last season's third-leading scorer, Andre Young, also returns as the top reserve.

Clemson's season gets underway Friday, Nov. 12 against Western Carolina. The game will tip off at 8:00 PM from Littlejohn Coliseum.

ACC Preseason Poll
1. Duke (61)
2. Virginia Tech
3. North Carolina (1)
4. N.C. State
5. Florida State
6. Maryland
7. Clemson
8. Miami
9. Georgia Tech
10. Boston College
11. Virginia
12. Wake Forest

All-ACC First Team
Kyle Singler (62)
Malcolm Delaney (61)
Nolan Smith (55)
Tracy Smith (45)
Chris Singleton (29)

Player of the Year
Kyle Singler (38)

Freshman of the Year
Harrison Barnes (46) Top Stories