It marks the first All-ACC honor in Booker's career, although he was a first-team All-Tournament selection last season. Senior captain K.C. Rivers earned honorable mention.
Booker leads the Tigers in scoring at 15.2 points per game, and in
league scoring at 15.0 points per game. He currently leads the ACC
in field goal percentage (.569) and rebounds per game (9.7), and is
second in blocks per game (2.1). He also leads the league in
defensive rebounds per game and is fourth in offensive rebounding.
Booker averaged a double-double in ACC play, the only player in the
league to accomplish the feat.
Booker, a native of Whitmire, SC, tied with Toney Douglas as the
leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive Team. He is the ACC's
active leader with 203 blocked shots and is second in league history
in total blocks among players 6'7" or shorter.
Booker leads the team with 62 blocked shots and is third on the squad
with 42 steals. He was one of only three players in the ACC with at
least 40 blocks and 40 steals in the regular season. He is the first
Clemson player named to the ACSMA All-Defensive Team since Vernon
Hamilton in 2006.
This marks the second straight year Clemson has had a second-team
all-conference choice. Last year, K.C. Rivers was second team and
Cliff Hammonds was named to the third team. Booker is also the
fourth player under Head Coach Oliver Purnell to be named to an
All-ACC team. Sharrod Ford was a third-team selection in 2005.
Rivers ranks second on the team in scoring this season at 14.3 points
per game, including an average of 14.4 per game in the ACC regular
season. Clemson's career leader in three-point shooting ranks first
on the team with a 40 percent accuracy from the outside, including a
47-percent mark in ACC games. Rivers also ranks second on the team
with 6.0 rebounds per game and is seventh in the league with 1.7
steals per game.
Booker Named to Second-Team All-ACC
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