Virginia Men's Basketball Team Picked To Finish 11th In ACC Preseason Poll
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-The Virginia men’s basketball team was picked to finish 11th in a preseason poll of media representatives attending the ACC’s Operation Basketball on Wednesday (Oct. 20).
Duke finished first in the voting by media representatives participating in the preseason poll with 743 points. The Blue Devils received 61 of the 62 first place votes in the poll with North Carolina receiving the other first place vote. Virginia Tech was second in the poll with 632 points followed by North Carolina (622), NC State (526), Florida State (496), Maryland (432), Clemson (335), Miami (305), Georgia Tech (274), Boston College (173), Virginia (164) and Wake Forest (134).
Virginia was also picked to finish 11th in last year’s preseason poll at Operation Basketball and the Cavaliers finished tied for ninth in the regular season. UVa had an overall record of 15-16 and a 5-11 record in the ACC last season.
Duke’s Kyle Singler was the selection as the conference’s preseason Player of the Year and North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes was selected as the ACC preseason Rookie of the Year.
The five-man preseason All-ACC team included Singler (unanimous selection), Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech), Nolan Smith (Duke), Tracy Smith (NC State) and Chris Singleton (Florida State).