Ford Named 3rd Team All-ACC

Clemson's Sharrod Ford shows he's one of the league's best.

The voting for the 2005 All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams, as done by 121 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, with first-team votes in parentheses and total points:

First Team
J.J. Redick, Duke (121), 363
Chris Paul, Wake Forest (113), 355
Sean May, North Carolina (111), 353
Shelden Williams, Duke (111), 353
Raymond Felton, North Carolina (82), 311

Second Team
Guillermo Diaz, Miami (19), 243
Julius Hodge, N.C. State (22), 227
Eric Williams, Wake Forest (7), 222
Jarrett Jack, Georgia Tech (9), 200
Justin Gray, Wake Forest (2), 184

Third Team
Rashad McCants, North Carolina (7), 170
Sharrod Ford, Clemson (1), 131
Nik Caner-Medley, Maryland (0), 110
Daniel Ewing, Duke (0), 102
Jawad Williams, North Carolina (0), 83

Honorable Mention (25 or more points)
Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech (0), 64
John Gilchrist, Maryland (0), 50
Robert Hite, Miami (0), 27
Marvin Williams, UNC (0), 25

Oliver Purnell on Ford's Honor:
"Sharrod Ford has definitely had an All-ACC type of year and it is quite an honor for him to be recognized in the best league in America with such outstanding players and such outstanding big guys. It is really a tribute to how hard he worked in the off-season and how hard he worked over his four years to improve every year. It is also a testament to the impact he has had on our program and on our basketball team this year."

Sharrod Ford Comments:
"It is definitely an honor to be put on one of those three teams. The ACC is considered one of the best conferences in the country, so if you are on one of those teams I guess you could be considered one of the elite players in the country. My name being put with some of the other former Clemson All-ACC post players is also an honor, especially when you think about what those guys accomplished at Clemson and then what they did in the NBA. Hopefully I will follow in their footsteps." Top Stories