Numerous Preseason Honors For Duke

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The ACC released the 2005 preseason basketball poll on Sunday from the Grandover Resort. The Blue Devils were the universal pick to finish atop the conference, while seniors J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams were unanimous picks for First Team All-ACC. Prized freshman Josh McRoberts was picked as the the league's second best freshman.

The results of the media balloting have been released at 2005 ACC Operation Basketball and the preseason ACC finish is (first place votes in parenthesis):

1. Duke (87) 1,044
2. Boston College 918
3. Wake Forest 791
4. NC State 744
5. Maryland 707
6. North Carolina 573
7. Miami 540
8. Virginia Tech 451
9. Georgia Tech 380
10. Clemson 230
11. Florida State 216
12. Virginia 192

First Team All-ACC
J.J. Redick, Duke 87
Shelden Williams, Duke 87

Craig Smith, Boston College 73
Guillermo Diaz, Miami 59
Justin Gray, Wake Forest 57

Player of the Year
J.J. Redick, Duke 45
Shelden Williams, Duke 33

Craig Smith, Boston College 4

Rookie of the Year
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina 50
Josh McRoberts, Duke 29
Denis Clemente, Miami 2


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