Pack Places Three On All-ACC Teams

RALEIGH – NC State senior Richard Howell was named first team All-ACC as determined by a vote of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Joining Howell in receiving all-conference accolades were junior Lorenzo Brown and C.J. Leslie, who were named to the league's second and third teams, respectively.

Howell led the ACC in rebounding this season with 10.6 boards per game. He averaged 11.4 rebounds in league play and was the only ACC player to average double digits. He was one of two league players to average a double-double, as he also scored 12.7 points per game. He is one of four BCS players to average a double-double in conference play this season and his 16 double-doubles this season are the most since Tommy Burleson had 19 in 1972-73.

Brown finished the regular season as the ACC assist leader with 204 (7.0 apg) and also led the league with 59 steals (2.0). His per game assist average is the highest since Chris Corchiani averaged 9.6 in 1990-91. Brown became the third player in school history with 500-plus career assists (554). This year, he logged six point-assist double-doubles.

Leslie is the Pack's leading scorer with 14.9 points per game. He is one of three conference players to rank in the top 10 in points (14.9), rebounds (7.5) and field goal percentage (.531). He helped guide State to an upset of then No. 1 Duke with an ACC career best 25 points on Jan. 12.

This is Howell's first all-conference honor and this is the second time Brown and Leslie have collected all-conference honors. Brown was a third-team pick a year ago, while Leslie garnered second-team honors.

ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
Mason Plumlee Duke Erick Green Virginia Tech Shane Larkin Miami Joe Harris Virginia Richard Howell NC State   ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM Seth Curry Duke Kenny Kadji Miami Lorenzo Brown NC State Reggie Bullock North Carolina James Michael McAdoo North Carolina   ALL-ACC THIRD TEAM Michael Snaer Florida State C.J. Leslie NC State Ryan Anderson Boston College Quinn Cook Duke Devin Booker Clemson Akil Mitchell Virginia


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