Four Heels Earn All-ACC Honors

CHAPEL HILL – Junior Tyler Zeller, sophomore John Henson and freshman Harrison Barnes were selected second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and freshman point guard Kendall Marshall made the third team in voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association announced Monday.

Barnes and Marshall were selected to the ACC's All-Freshman team and Henson was named to the All-Defensive team. Barnes and Henson were the leading vote-getters on the freshman and defensive teams as they were unanimous selections by all 75 voters to those teams.

This marks the first time in ACC history a team won the league's regular season championship outright and did not have a player on the All-ACC first team.

Carolina is the first team to have three players on the second team since Florida State in 1993 (Sam Cassell, Bob Sura and Doug Edwards).

This is the first time four Tar Heels earned All-ACC honors since 2005 when Raymond Felton and Sean May were on the first team and Rashad McCants and Jawad Williams were on the third team.

Marshall is the first freshman point guard to earn All-ACC honors since Georgia Tech's Javaris Crittenton was a third-team pick in 2007.

Zeller leads the Tar Heels in scoring at 14.6 points per game. The Washington, Ind., native is a first-team Academic All-America and leads the ACC in field goal percentage shooting. Zeller has earned Carolina's defensive player of the year award a team-high nine times.

Henson, who also was named National Defensive Player of the Year today by and Yahoo! Sports, averaged 12.4 points and 10.6 rebounds in ACC play. The Tampa, Fla., resident has blocked 94 shots, second most in any season by a Tar Heel. He leads the league in blocks and is third in rebounding.

Barnes leads all freshmen in scoring in the ACC at 14.1 points a game and was Carolina's top scorer in conference games at 159 points per contest. The Ames, Iowa, native hit game-winning or go-ahead baskets infive different ACC games and was named ACC Rookie of the Week three times, all in league play.

Marshall, a native of Dumfries, Va., leads the ACC in assists at 5.6 per game and has led the Tar Heels to 12 wins in 13 starts. He averaged 6.8 assists in ACC games, almost two assists more per game than any other player in the league. Marshall led the league in assist-error ratio in ACC games. He also was the league's Rookie of the Week three times and did so in games against Boston College, Clemson, Duke and Florida State, the league's top finishing teams.

This is the fifth time since the league added an All-Freshman team in 1993 that two Tar Heels made the team (1994, 2003, 2006 and 2007).

All-ACC First Team
Nolan Smith, Duke (225)+
Jordan Williams, Maryland (210)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (202)
Kyle Singler, Duke (199)
Reggie Jackson, Boston College (190)

All-ACC Second Team
Tyler Zeller, North Carolina (161)
John Henson, North Carolina (148)
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (145)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (132)
Jeff Allen, Virginia Tech (131)

All-ACC Third Team
Chris Singleton, Florida State (126)
Demontez Stitt, Clemson (81)
Joe Trapani, Boston College (63)
Malcolm Grant, Miami (62)
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (45)

ACC All-Freshman Team
Harrison Barnes, North Carolina (75)+
Travis McKie, Wake Forest (74)
Kendall Marshall, North Carolina (71)
Terrell Stoglin, Maryland (62)
C.J. Leslie, N.C. State (46)

ACC All-Defensive Team
John Henson, North Carolina (75)+
Chris Singleton, Florida State (64)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (60)
Nolan Smith, Duke (26)
Jerai Grant, Clemson (20)

(+ unanimous selection for applicable team)

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