Clemson, SC-Clemson guard Edward Scott was named third-team All-ACC
by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association on March 4. It
marks the sixth straight year that a Clemson guard has made one of
the three official All-ACC teams. Terrell McIntyre was named to
second or third team each of his last three years, while Will Solomon
was a first-team selection in 2000 and a second-team choice last year.
Scott was joined on the third team by Wake Forest's Josh
Howard, Maryland's Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox, and North Carolina's
Jason Capel. Jason Williams (Duke) and Juan Dixon (Maryland)
headlined the first team as unanimous selections. Mike Dunleavy and
Carlos Boozer of Duke were joined on the first team by Anthony Grundy
of NC State.
The second team featured Roger Mason, Jr and Travis Watson of
Virginia, Tony Akins of Georgia Tech, Darius Songaila of Wake Forest
and Lonny Baxter of Maryland.
Scott led the Clemson team in assists with 7.97 per game, a
figure that ranks third best in the nation entering the ACC
Tournament. He ranks fourth on the Tiger team in scoring with 11.5
per game and is also third on the club in rebounding with a 4.9
average. That is the highest rebound average for a Clemson point
guard since the 1957-58 season.
Scott had 231 assists for the season, the second highest
figure in Clemson history and he is on pace to break Grayson
Marshall's per game record of 7.71. The junior from Eastover, SC
finished strong, averaging 18.2 points and 8.4 assists per game over
the last five games. That included a 36-point scoring performance in
a win over Florida State, highest point total in a single game by a
Clemson point guard in 32 years.
He had 30 points and 16 assists in a 118-115 double overtime win over
Wake Forest. That was just the second time in ACC history that a
player had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same game. He
had seven games this year in which he had double figures in assists
and six games in which he recorded a double-double, most ever by a
Clemson guard for one season.
"This is a great honor for Edward Scott," said Head Coach
Larry Shyatt. "He has been our team leader all season. He has 55
percent of our assists this year so you can see that the offense runs
through him. He has made great improvement this year, and with his
work ethic I am sure he will get better and better."
Player, Team - PTS
Jason Williams, Duke (84) - 252
Juan Dixon, Maryland (84) - 252
Mike Dunleavy, Duke (81) - 249
Anthony Grundy, N.C. State (57) - 220
Carlos Boozer, Duke (44) - 211
Lonny Baxter, Maryland (34) - 199
Darius Songaila, Wake Forest (20) - 185
Roger Mason Jr., Virginia (6) - 147
Tony Akins, Georgia Tech (4) - 141
Travis Watson, Virginia (3) - 128
Josh Howard, Wake Forest (1) - 99
Steve Blake, Maryland (1) - 99
Edward Scott, Clemson - 59
Chris Wilcox, Maryland (1) - 55
Jason Capel, North Carolina - 39
Honorable Mention (10 or more points):
Monte Cummings, Florida St. (38); Chris Duhon, Duke (37); Delvon Arrington, Florida St. (18);Kris Lang, North
Carolina (18); Dahntay Jones, Duke (16); Byron Mouton, Maryland (12); Craig Dawson, Wake