Rivers, Hammonds Garner All-ACC Recognition
Greensboro, NC - Clemson guards K.C. Rivers and Cliff Hammonds were among the players selected for the All-ACC teams announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). Rivers was a second-team selection, while Hammonds was a third-team choice by voters.
It marks the first year since 1998 that Clemson placed two players on the all-conference teams. Greg Buckner was a second-team selection that season, while Terrell McIntyre was a third-team honoree. Rivers and Hammonds are the first players from Clemson to be named All-ACC since Sharrod Ford was a third-team selection in 2005.
Rivers leads the Tigers in overall scoring at 14.5 points per game, and in league scoring at 13.9 points per game. He ranks 12th in the league in points per game and also ranks sixth in three-point goals per game (2.27), sixth in offensive rebounds per game (2.6), eighth in steals per game (1.77), and ninth in field goal percentage (44.4).
Rivers, a junior from Charlotte, NC, was announced by the NABC as a second-team All-District V selection last week. He is one of five players in school history with at least 200 three-point goals and ranks among the top 25 on the Tigers' all-time scoring list with 1,167 points. He tied a school record with eight three-pointers at Virginia in a road win earlier this season.
Hammonds is second on the team in scoring at 11.7 points per game, but he increased his output to 13.1 points per game during conference play. He ranks second in the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.33), third in steals per game (1.93), and seventh in assists per game (4.03). Hammonds received honorable mention for the ACC's All-Defensive team as well Monday.
Hammonds is one of only five players in ACC history with at least 1,400 points, 400 rebounds, 400 assists, and 200 steals in a career. The senior from Cairo, GA ranks in the top 10 in Clemson history in games, starts, minutes played, three-point goals, steals, assists, and assist-to-turnover ratio. He has started a school record 126 consecutive games.
Terrence Oglesby was named honorable mention All-Freshman. The sharpshooter from Cleveland, TN has amassed a Clemson freshman record 77 three-point goals this season, breaking the existing mark of 75 set by Tony Stockman in 2000-01. Oglesby is averaging 10.6 points per game and shooting 41.6 percent on three-point attempts. He hit the game-winning three-pointer with 2.3 seconds left in the Tigers' record-breaking, 20-point comeback win at Maryland.
James Mays garnered honorable mention for the league's All-Defensive team for the second straight year. He ranks fifth in the ACC in steals per game (1.84) from his power forward position. Mays holds the Clemson career record for steals (162) by a frontcourt player and also ranks among the top 10 in school history in blocked shots (92).