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Jackets picked to finish 9th in ACC by coaches

POSTED: October 15, 2012 8:32 p.m.

Georgia Tech has been picked to finish ninth this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, while North Carolina State has been picked as the favorite to win the conference title in the first ACC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason Poll.

In their second season under coach Brian Gregory, the Yellow Jackets return all five starters from a team that went 11-20 and 4-12 in the ACC last season including Mfon Udofia, Jason Morris, Daniel Miller and Kammeon Holsey.

Georgia Tech, the only team in the ACC to return all five starters, opens the season Nov. 9 against Tulane in Atlanta.

Atlantic Coast Conference Preaseason Poll

Team Predictions

1. NC State (8) 139
2. Duke (3) 130
3. North Carolina (1) 124
4. Miami 104
5. Florida State 103
6. Maryland 78
7. Virginia 68
8. Clemson 61
9. Georgia Tech 40
10. Virginia Tech 32
11. Wake Forest 32
12. Boston College 25

Preseason All-ACC

Lorenzo Brown, Jr., NC State
C.J. Leslie, Jr., NC State
James Michael McAdoo, So., North Carolina
Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke
Michael Snaer, Sr., Florida State

Preseason ACC Player of the Year

C.J. Leslie, Jr., NC State

Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year

Rodney Purvis, Fr., NC State


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