Sylven Landesberg Selected Second-Team All-ACC
GREENSBORO, N.C.—Virginia sophomore guard Sylven Landesberg (Flushing, N.Y.) is a second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection for the 2009-10 season. The All-ACC selections were announced Monday (March 8) after balloting conducted by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Landesberg did not play in Virginia’s final game of the regular season against Maryland last Saturday (March 6) and will not play in the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament this week (March 11-14) in Greensboro, N.C. UVa head coach Tony Bennett announced on Saturday that Landesberg will not play in games for the remainder of the 2009-10 season for failure to live up to his academic obligations.
Landesberg leads Virginia in scoring, assists and minutes played this season. He averaged 17.3 points, 2.9 assists (77 assists) and 32.1 minutes played a game while playing in 27 games. Landesberg averaged 4.9 rebounds a game and shot 81.0 percent (111-137) from the free-throw line.
Landesberg ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring, sixth in free throw percentage, eighth in field goal percentage (.443, 166-375) and ninth in minutes played.
The All-ACC first team is comprised of Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), Jon Scheyer (Duke), Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech), Trevor Booker (Clemson) and Kyle Singler (Duke). Joining Landesberg on the All-ACC second team are Al-Farouq Aminu (Wake Forest), Nolan Smith (Duke), Tracy Smith (NC State) and Ishmael Smith (Wake Forest). Gani Lawal (Georgia Tech), Dorenzo Hudson (Virginia Tech), Chris Singleton (Florida State), Joe Trapani (Boston College) and Solomon Alabi (Florida State) are members of the All-ACC third team.