Tigers Place Four on 2012 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team


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CLEMSON, SC – Clemson placed a league-high four men’s basketball players on the 2012 All-ACC Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford on Friday. Tanner SmithTanner Smith
Sr. Guard
#5 6-5, 210
Alpharetta, GA

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was named to the team for a fourth straight time, joining Shawan Robinson (2002-06) as the only four-time selections in Clemson history. Devin ColemanDevin Coleman
Fr. Guard
#15 6-2, 200
Philadelphia, PA

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, T.J. SappT.J. Sapp
Fr. Guard
#1 6-3, 190
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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and Andre YoungAndre Young
Sr. Guard
#11 5-9, 175
Albany, GA

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were also named to the team. Clemson’s four selections matched the program’s high of four in 1984.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.

Smith, who earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from Clemson in December, is only the second player in school history to be All-ACC Academic four times. He also ended his career as a three-time Capital One Academic All-District selection. Smith leads the Tigers in assists per game and is second on the team in points per game and third in rebounding.

Young was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time in his career, previously winning the honor in 2010 as a sophomore. He is on track to graduate with a degree in health science in May. Young, a native of Albany, GA, is Clemson’s leading scorer at 13.2 points per game and also leads the Tigers with 61 three-point goals this season.

Coleman was named to the team as a freshman. The native of Philadelphia, PA is majoring in parks, recreation & tourism management. He has played in 12 of the 15 ACC regular season games, averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Sapp also earned the All-ACC Academic Team nod as a freshman. Hailing from Fort Lauderdale, FL, Sapp has started nine games and played in all 29 this season for Brad Brownell’s Tigers. He is third on the team with 24 three-point goals, shooting 33 percent from long distance. He has also contributed 22 steals defensively, tied for fourth-most on the team.

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