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UNC's Paige, Duke's Parker and Hood named Academic All-ACC

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A total of 17 players were named to the All-ACC Academic'smen's basketball team Tuesday.

North Carolina's Marcus Paige, a four-time ACCPlayer of the Week, was named to the team along with Duke's Jabari Parker,Rodney Hood and Amile Jefferson.

Raleigh native Josh Newkirk of Pittsburgh was also named tothe team.

Paige's 16.9 points per game for the Tar Heels ranks himsixth in the conference and his .880 free throw percentage has him rankedsecond in the newly expanded league.

Parker has scored in double figures in all but two games thisseason for the Blue Devils. Hood ranks eighth in scoring in the league with16.3 points per game for the fourth ranked Devils.  

A student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade pointaverage for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative averageduring his academic career in order to be eligible for consideration, accordingto the ACC.

2014 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball Team

Player                        Class              School                   Hometown                 Major

Jamel ArtisFreshmanPittsburghBaltimore, Md.Arts & Sciences
Jarell EddieSeniorVirginia TechCharlottePsychology
Marcus Georges-Hunt
Georgia TechCollege Park, Ga.Science, Technology & Culture
Trae Golden
Georgia Tech Powder Springs, Ga. Science, Technology & Culture
Rodney HoodSophomoreDukeMeridian, Miss.Sociology & Visual Arts
Amile JeffersonSophomoreDuke PhiladelphiaUndeclared
Will JohnstonJuniorVirginia TechMidlothian, Va.Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise
Donnavan KirkGraduate studentMiamiPontiac, Mich.Community & Social Change
Josh NewkirkFreshmanPittsburghRaleighArts & Sciences
Marcus PaigeSophomoreUNCMarion, IowaJournalism/Public Relations
Jabari ParkerFreshmanDukeChicagoUndeclared
Joe RahonSophomoreBoston CollegeSan DiegoEconomic
Trevor ThompsonFreshmanVirginia TechIndianapolisUniversity Studies
Joey van ZegerenSophomoreVirginia TechHoogeveen, The Netherlands International Studies
Coron WilliamsGraduate studentWake ForestMidlothian, Va.Liberal Studies
Cameron WrightJuniorPittsburghClevelandBusiness-Marketing
Michael YoungFreshmanPittsburghDuquesne, Pa.Arts & Sciences




















































































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