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Oct. 16, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Virginia men’s basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in a poll of media attending ACC Operation Basketball on Wednesday in Charlotte. Senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) was one of five players named to the preseason All-ACC team.

Duke was the named the conference preseason favorite, receiving 50 of the 54 first-place votes in Wednesday’s voting. Syracuse, who garnered three first-place votes, and North Carolina, with one first-place vote were second and third respectively. The Cavaliers were fourth, followed by Notre Dame, Pitt, Maryland, Boston College, Florida State, NC State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Harris was joined on the preseason All-ACC team by C.J. Fair of Syracuse, Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker of Duke and Jerian Grant of Notre Dame. Fair was the pick for Preseason ACC Player of the Year and Parker was named Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year.

Predicted Order of Finish
1. Duke (50 first place votes) 805
2. Syracuse (3) 753
3. North Carolina (1) 668
5. Notre Dame 608
6. Pitt 477
7. Maryland 473
8. Boston College 457
9. Florida State 334
10. NC State 332
11. Georgia Tech 311
12. Miami 224
13. Wake Forest 220
14. Clemson 141
15. Virginia Tech 65

Preseason All-ACC
C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Joe Harris, Virginia
Rodney Hood, Duke
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Jabari Parker, Duke

Preseason ACC Player of the Year
C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year
Jabari Parker, Duke

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