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GREENSBORO, N.C.—The Virginia men’s basketball team was picked to finish 11th in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the 2009-10 regular season on Sunday (Oct. 25) in a preseason poll of media representatives attending the ACC’s 48th annual Operation Basketball.

Duke and North Carolina tied for first place in the voting by media representatives participating in the preseason poll with 545 points. Duke had 25 first place votes, North Carolina 20, Georgia Tech two and Wake Forest had one first place vote. Clemson was third in the poll with 409 points followed by Georgia Tech (387), Maryland (378), Wake Forest (315), Florida State (314), Virginia Tech (273), Boston College (251), Miami (135), Virginia (116) and NC State (76).

Duke’s Kyle Singler was the selection as the conference’s preseason Player of the Year and Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors was selected as the ACC preseason Rookie of the Year.

The five-man preseason All-ACC Team included Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Trevor Booker (Clemson), Kyle Singler (Duke), Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech) and Ed Davis (North Carolina). Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg finished sixth in the voting.

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