Preseason All-ACC Basketball Teams and Predictions

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Operation Basketball media tab Duke as pre-season favorite in ACC race, Maryland second … Duke’s Chris Duhon voted pre-season ACC Player of the Year while UNC’s Raymond Felton named pre-season ACC Rookie of the Year … two ACC teams - Duke (6th) and Maryland (15th) - earn recognition in pre-season coaches poll … North Carolina to open ACC's 50th season hosting Penn State on November 18 (7:30 p.m.) in the first round of the Pre-Season NIT.

2002-03 ACC Pre-Season Predictions 

1.      Duke (79)               852 
2.      Maryland (9)            686 
3.      NC State (4)            595 
4.      Georgia Tech (1)        548 
5.      Virginia                488 
6.      Wake Forest             380 
7.      North Carolina          348 
8.      Clemson                 168 
9.      Florida State           138 
(first place votes) 

2002-03 Pre-Season All-ACC 

First Team 
Travis Watson, Virginia         85 
Steve Blake, Maryland           83 
Chris Duhon, Duke               83 
Josh Howard, Wake Forest        78 
Julius Hodge, NC State          62 

Second Team 
Dahntay Jones, Duke             24 
Edward Scott, Clemson           12 
Tahj Holden, Maryland           5 
Marcus Melvin, NC State         5 
Raymond Felton, N. Carolina     5 

2002-03 Pre-Season ACC Player of the Year 

Chris Duhon, Duke       26 
Travis Watson, UVa      23 
Josh Howard, WF         20 
Steve Blake, Md.        9 
Julius Hodge, NCS       5 
Dahntay Jones, Duke     3 
Drew Nicholas, Md.      1 
Jawad Williams, UNC     1 

2002-03 Pre-Season ACC Rookie of the Year 

Raymond Felton, UNC     65 
Chris Bosh, GaT         10 
Rashad McCants, UNC     4 
Shavlik Randolph, Duke  4 
Eric Williams, WF       4 
J.J. Redick, Duke       2 
Jarrett Jack, GaT       1 

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