North Carolina junior Jackie Manuel was named to the all-ACC Defensive Team, announced this afternoon.
"Jackie Manuel is a true impact player and one of the finest defensive players in the country," says Carolina head coach Roy Williams. "He changes the game with his energy, his attention to detail and his athleticism. He has made a difference for us on both ends of the floor, but especially on defense where he has been outstanding. You don't have to start to be an impact player, and I can't think of anyone who makes more of a difference on defense that Jackie Manuel."
The Associated Press all-ACC men's defensive team for 2003-04 as voted on by 93 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Shelden Williams, Duke (83)
Chris Duhon, Duke (75)
Tim Pickett, Florida State (73)
Chris Paul, Wake Forest (48)
Jackie Manuel, North Carolina (44)
HONORABLE MENTION (15 or more votes):
Julius Hodge, N.C. State, 26
Sharrod Ford, Clemson, 21
Jamaal Levy, Wake Forest, 19