Two Virginia Players Named To All-ACC Academic Team
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Virginia senior forward/center Jerome Meyinsse (Baton Rouge, La.) and junior forward Will Sherrill (New York, N.Y.) were named to the 2010 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball Team on Wednesday.
It’s the third consecutive year Meyinsse has been named to the team and the first time for Sherrill. Meyinsse and Sherrill are among 12 players named to the team.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Meyinsse, an economics major with a minor in math, has played in all 27 of Virginia’s games this season and has started 19. He is averaging 5.7 points and 4.1 rebounds a game and is shooting 55.1 percent (49-89) from the field.
Meyinsse is averaging 7.1 points and 4.6 rebounds a game and is shooting 55.2 percent (32-58) from the field in ACC games. He scored a career-high 21 points and had seven rebounds to tie his high in an ACC game against Duke on Feb. 28.
Earlier this week Meyinsse was named a recipient of an ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan Post-Graduate Scholarship.
Sherrill, a double major in history and economics, has played in 26 games and started six this season. He is averaging 3.0 points and 3.1 rebounds a game. Sherrill had a career-high 18 points and tied his career high with six rebounds against Cleveland State on Nov. 25.
Joining Meyinsse and Sherrill on the team are Antoine Allen (Miami), Ben Boggs (Virginia Tech), C.J. Harris (Wake Forest), Luke Loucks (Florida State), Ryan Kelly (Duke), Glen Rice, Jr. (Georgia Tech), Tanner Smith (Clemson), Andre Young (Clemson), Tyler Zeller (North Carolina) and Brian Zoubek (Duke).