Clemson senior Devin Booker was named third-team All-ACC as announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). With Booker’s selection, it gave the Tiger program at least one All-ACC player for the fifth season over the last six seasons.
Booker led the Tigers in scoring during the regular season at 13.2 points per game. He led Clemson and was fourth in the ACC in overall field goal percentage (.546). In conference games, Booker was second among all players in offensive rebounds per game (3.3), sixth in rebounds per game (7.8), eighth in blocked shots per game (1.3) and 12th in points per game (14.4).
The 6-foot-8 native of Whitmire, SC enters this week’s ACC Tournament with career totals of 1,143 points and 725 rebounds. He is one of only 12 players in school history with at least 1,100 points and 700 rebounds. He ranks 10th in Clemson history in career rebounds and is 29th in scoring.
With Monday’s selection, Booker joins his older brother, Trevor, as an All-ACC performer. Trevor Booker earned second-team honors in 2009 and first-team status in 2010. The two are the first set of brothers in the conference to both be named All-ACC since Jeff and Jason Capel earned the honors for Duke and North Carolina in 1996 and 2001, respectively.
Duke’s Mason Plumlee led a close vote for the 2012-13 All-ACC basketball first team. Plumlee (73 1st-place votes, 226 points) finished second among ACC players in scoring average, rebound average and field goal percentage, in leading Duke to a 27-4 record. He is joined on the first team by the ACC’s leading scorer, Erick Green of Virginia Tech (72 1st-place votes, 225 points), Miami’s Shane Larkin (72 1st-place votes, 224 points), Virginia’s Joe Harris (67 1st-place votes, 219 points) and NC State’s Richard Howell (46 1st-place votes, 192 points).
Larkin’s 13.7 points, 4.4 assists and suffocating defense helped lead the Hurricanes to their first-ever ACC regular season championship. Harris is averaging 17.0 ppg overall and 18.4 ppg in ACC play.. Howell led the ACC in rebounding (11.4 rpg in ACC games), as NC State finished 22-9 (11-7, ACC).
Duke’s Seth Curry (178 points), Miami’s Kenny Kadji (131 points) and NC State’s Lorenzo Brown (122 points) lead the Second Team, along with North Carolina players Reggie Bullock (119 points) and James Michael McAdoo (97).
The third team features Florida State’s Michael Snaer (93 points), NC State’s CJ Leslie (80 points), Boston College’s Ryan Anderson (46 points), Duke’s Quinn Cook (43 points), Booker (43 points) and Virginia’s Akil Mitchell (43 points).
Booker averaged 14.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and was third overall in field goal percentage in ACC play
Receiving honorable mention were: Durand Scott (Miami), P.J. Hairston (UNC), C.J. Harris and Travis McKie (Wake Forest), Ryan Kelly (Duke), Olivier Hanlan (Boston College) and Alex Lin (Maryland).