Virginia's J.R. Reynolds Selected To ACC All-Freshmen Team
March 10, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. – University of Virginia guard J.R. Reynolds (Roanoke, Va.) is a member of the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshmen Team. He is the first Virginia player to earn the honor since Travis Watson in 2000.
Reynolds is averaging 8.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds a game in the 25 games he’s played in this season. He is shooting 43.3 percent (71-164) from the field, including 36.9 percent (38-103) from three-point range, and 75.6 percent (31-41) from the free throw line. He has scored in double figures nine times, including eight times in the last 12 games.
Reynolds has started 14 games for the Cavaliers this season, including 11 of the last 12 games. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Week on January 26 after scoring 26 points and shooting 64.3 percent (9-14) from the field in games against Clemson and North Carolina.
In 16 ACC games during the regular season, Reynolds averaged 9.3 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists a game. He shot 44.5 percent (53-119) from the field in those games, including 38.4 percent (28-73) from three-point range, and 78.9 percent (15-19) from the free throw line.
Reynolds missed two games in December because of illness.
Other members of the ACC All-Freshmen Team are Luol Deng of Duke, Chris Paul of Wake Forest, Engin Atsur of North Carolina State and Alexander Johnson of Florida State.
Virginia opens play in the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday (March 11) against Clemson University in Greensboro, N.C. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.