Miami’s Rion Brown, FSU’s Aaron Thomas earn All-ACC honors

Miami's Rion Brown (left) and Florida State's Aaron Thomas made the All-ACC team.


Two players from the Sunshine State were named to the All-ACC team Monday afternoon in voting by media members that cover the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Miami senior guard Rion Brown was named to the third team after averaging 15.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

Brown ended the season as the ACC’s eighth-best scorer, seventh in field-goal percentage, eighth in 3-point percentage, tied for eighth in 3-pointers made per game and ninth in minutes played. His improvement from 6.3 points per game a season ago to 16.1 per game this year was the third-best among current league players.

The Hurricanes (16-15) will open play against Virginia Tech in the ACC Tournament at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Florida State sophomore guard Aaron Thomas was named an honorable mention. Thomas averaged 14.1 points and 4.1 rebounds this season.

He shot 84.5 percent from the free-throw line and 44.4 percent from the floor. The Seminoles (18-12) will play Maryland at noon Thursday in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

Duke’s Jabari Parker, North Carolina State’s T.J. Warren, North Carolina’s Marcus Paige, Syracuse’s C.J. Fair and Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels were named to the first team.

The ACC’s player of the year and coach of the year will be named on Tuesday.


(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)


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Jabari Parker, Fr.. Duke (77) 231

T.J. Warren, So., NC State (77), 231

Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223

C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200

K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199


Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170

Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158

Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156

Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148

James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103


Olivier Hanlan, So., Boston College (3) 101

Joe Harris, Sr., Virginia (1) 79

Rion Brown, Sr., Miami 52

Dez Wells, Jr., Maryland 45

Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech 34

(10 points or more)

Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30

Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28

Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27

Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17

Jerami Grant,So. Syracuse 15

Ryan Anderson, Jr., Boston College 10