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Feb. 10, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former University of Virginia standout Curtis Staples is one of 12 former players scheduled to attend the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., as part of the league’s legend’s program.

The group of 12 former standout players, one from each ACC member school, will be honored during the tournament.

Staples played for the Cavaliers from the 1994-95 season through the 1997-98 season. He has held the NCAA record for career three-point field goals with 413 since he finished his career at Virginia. Current Duke standout J.J. Redick has 408 three-point field goals entering the Blue Devils’ game at Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Staples led the nation with an average of 4.33 three-point field goals per game for the 1997-98 season and he led the ACC in three-point field goals in each of his four seasons. He averaged 14.4 points per game and shot 38.3 percent (413-1079) for his career.

The other former players scheduled to attend the tournament are Billy Cunningham (North Carolina), Buck Williams (Maryland), Dana Barros (Boston College), George McCloud (Florida State), Dick Hickox (Miami), Bobby Speight (North Carolina State), Dell Curry (Virginia Tech), Chris Whitney (Clemson), Mark Alarie (Duke), Drew Barry (Georgia Tech), and Rusty LaRue (Wake Forest).

The 2006 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 9-12.

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