Delaney, Hudson, Boggs Earn All-ACC Honors; Delaney Named ACC Player of the Week and 4th Team All-American

Update: Malcolm Delaney has picked up another honor – he was named to the Sporting News’ All-American 4th-team.  Vasquez was 1st-team, Scheyer was 2nd-team, and Singler 5th-team.

The ACC announced its all conference teams today and not surprisingly, Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney was a unanimous first-team selection. Dorenzo Hudson, 11th in scoring in the ACC, earned third-team honors. 

Delaney led the ACC in scoring and scoring average. He was the only player in the conference to score more than 600 points this season. He was also the only league player to average more than 20 points a game. The junior from Baltimore is the first Hokie to ever earn unanimous first-team All ACC honors and only the second VT player to earn a spot on the first team along with Zabian Dowdell who did it three years ago.

Hudson was a surprise to almost everyone this season, but made his presence known when he blew up for 41 points in a win over Seton Hall. His 41 points in that game tied for the most by an ACC players this season – maryland’s Vasquez dropped a career-high 41 on the Hokies last month.

Malcolm Delaney was also named the ACC Player of the Week after averaging 26.5 ppg and 5.5 assists in Tech’s two wins.  Delaney was 13/27 from the field and 7/13 on three-pointers, plus 20/23 from the line.  It is the second time he’s won it in his career (first this season) and Malcolm is the third Hokie to win the honor along with Dorenzo Hudson and Jeff Allen.

Also, freshman guard Ben Boggs was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Academic men’s basketball team, which is made up of 12 players.

First-team All-ACC
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (159)
Jon Scheyer, Duke (159)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (159)
Trevor Booker, Clemson (137)
Kyle Singler, Duke (134)

Second-team All-ACC
Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (126)
Nolan Smith, Duke (104)
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (95)
Tracy Smith, N.C. State (82)
Ishmael Smith, Wake Forest (76)

Third-team All-ACC
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (73)
Dorenzo Hudson, Virginia Tech (51)
Chris Singleton, Florida State (50)
Joe Trapani, Boston College (38)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (30)

VT was one of just four teams to have two or more players on the All-ACC teams.  Duke had three, while wake and florida state also had two.  unc did not have a single player on the All-ACC teams, a first for the heels.  Tech did not have a player on the All-Rookie Team or the All-Defensive Team.  Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year will be announced Tuesday.  Expect Vasquez or Scheyer to get POY, Derrick Favors of gt to be the top rookie, Chris Singleton of fsu to be the top defender, and Gary Williams to get the coaching honor.

VT Honors and Championships Page

Other News: Joe Lunardi of ESPN.com has VT as a #10 seed in the East Region playing richmond, and Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has VT as a #9 seed in the South playing oklahoma state.  Good to see the Hokies are firmly in for both bracketologists.

VT got votes in both polls but were still well outside the rankings.

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  • http://stores.ebay.com/hip-hop-heads-vinyl-crates HipHop_Hokie

    First and foremost – MAJOR props to Malcolm for earning his spot on the 1st team. I am pretty sure – feel free to confirm – that we have never had a unanimous selection to the All-ACC 1st team. However, we all saw this coming from Malcolm. He has been a star for a while now, and is shining just like he should be.

    Even more importantly to me right now, though, is seeing Dorenzo’s name down on the All-ACC 3rd team. WOW. Being one of his biggest critics over his first two seasons, I fully admit that I never saw ANYTHING like this coming from ‘Zo. What an amazing season he has put together… I am quite possibly more proud of him than I have been of any Hokie hoopster in the past decade… maybe even longer. Never before have I been so happy to eat my own words, as to see Dorenzo come into his own this year has quite simply been phenomenal.

    There is no way that we would be where we are as a team right now without him. Granted, we wouldn’t be here either without Malcolm… or Jeff… or T-Bell… or J.T…. or anybody else right down the line… but I feel like the change in Dorenzo’s game is hands-down what pushed us over the top this year.

    Here’s to hoping that his foot will have plenty of time to rest and heal before Friday… and that even more importantly, that it’s as close to 100% as it can be by the time the BIG DANCE tips off on 3/18.

    CONGRATS MALCOLM AND DORENZO!! HOKIES!!!

    • Niemo

      Yes, first unanimous selection for VT.

      • http://www.vthokiefans.com Cope-acabana

        Yeah, I’m pretty sure I wrote that in the article.

  • Les

    Congrats to Delaney and Hudson. Everyone in this class has shown significant personal growth. Terell Bell often plays at the level of those on the 3rd team.

  • marc

    How is tbell not on the all defensive team?

    • Niemo

      Good question. Although the guys on that team all had gaudy steal and/or block numbers which helped them.

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