Last season, Kyle Singler averaged 16.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He reached double figures in scoring 34 times with 20 or more points in 11 contests. He also had nine double-doubles on the year.
Singler was joined on the preseason all-conference team by Vasquez, Trevor Booker (Clemson), Ed Davis (North Carolina) and Malcolm Delaney (Va. Tech). Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors was tabbed as preseason ACC Freshman of the Year.
Duke received 25 of the 48 first place votes, the most of any team in the conference. The Blue Devils' 545 total points tied with North Carolina for the top spot. The Blue Devils won or shared the regular-season title in seven of the 12 previous seasons in which they were predicted to do so.
Duke will open the 2009-10 regular season on Friday, Nov. 13 when they host UNC-Greensboro at 7 p.m. in Cameron Indoor Stadium.