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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Fresh off the program’s first-ever ACC regular-season championship, University of Miami sophomore Shane Larkin and senior Kenny Kadji were selected as All-ACC performers by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Larkin was named first-team All-ACC, while Kadji picked up second-team honors.
Larkin collected first-team honors after an outstanding sophomore season. The Orlando, Fla., native led the Canes in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (131), steals (59) and 3-point percentage (.403). He recorded a steal in 26 games this season, including 20 straight games from Nov. 13 through Feb. 5. Larkin also made at least one 3-pointer in 26 of his 30 games played this season. The lightning quick guard played a pivotal role Miami’s success this season, starting 29 of Miami’s 30 games. Larkin stepped up against the best competition, scoring 18 points in each of Miami’s home wins over perennial powers Duke and North Carolina. The sophomore scored in double figures in 24 of his 30 games and scored 20 or more points five times.
Kadji also was recognized by the ACSMA for his strong season, earning a spot on the second team. The 6-foot-11 forward led Miami in rebounding, pulling down 206 boards over 30 games. He also was second on the team in scoring (13.6 ppg), blocks (41) and 3-point percentage (.386). The senior from Cameroon elevated his game in conference play, leading Miami in scoring (14.7 ppg), rebounding (122) and 3-point percentage (.438). Kadji also had some memorable performances, including a game-winning 3-pointer Feb. 17 at Clemson and a career-high 23 points to clinch the ACC regular-season title March 9 on Senior Day.
Senior guard Durand Scott was among eight players receiving honorable mention from the ACSMA. Scott, who is considered Miami’s best on-ball defender, used his 6-foot-5 frame to lock down guards and wings all season. The Bronx, N.Y., native tied for second in steals in ACC games, notching at least one steal in 22 of his 27 games this season and collecting multiple steals in 15 games this year. In 27 games, Scott collected 44 total steals and three blocks, while averaging 12.9 points per game.
All-ACC First Team
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Shane Larkin, Miami
Joe Harris, Virginia
Richard Howell, NC State
All-ACC Second Team
Seth Curry, Duke
Kenny Kadji, Miami
Lorenzo Brown, NC State
Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
All-ACC Third Team
Michael Snaer, Florida State
C.J. Leslie, NC State
Ryan Anderson, Boston College
Quinn Cook, Duke
Devin Booker, Clemson
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Well Deserved by all players.
Surprised durand wasn't there
people may disagree with me on this but I think Kenny was the most important part of the team this year his ability to shoot the 3 and post made him very tough to guard. Also think that Scott should have at least made the 3rd team
Surprised durand wasn't there
I also beleive he should have got 3rd also, but these two right here deserve it more then anything way to go.
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