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Feb. 3, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Former Virginia guard Donald Hand is the Cavaliers’ 2015 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament Legend, announced Tuesday (Feb. 3) by ACC Commissioner John Swofford.

The 2015 Legends, who will be honored during the 2015 New York Life ACC Tournament from March 10-14 at the Greensboro Coliseum, also include Malcolm Huckaby (Boston College), Horace Grant (Clemson), Shane Battier (Duke), Doug Edwards (Florida State), Bobby Cremins (Georgia Tech), Junior Bridgeman (Louisville), Darius Rice (Miami), Franklin “Rusty” Clark (North Carolina), Vinny Del Negro (NC State), Troy Murphy (Notre Dame), Billy Knight (Pitt), Derrick Coleman (Syracuse), Charles Moir (Virginia Tech) and Dave Budd (Wake Forest).

Hand, who starred at Virginia from 1998-2001, was the first UVa player to serve as a team captain three consecutive years. He appeared in 120 games during his four collegiate seasons, making 110 starts. Hand closed out his career with the Cavaliers just short of the 1,500-point career scoring mark (1,486), averaging 12.4 points per game to rank 18th all-time among Virginia players. He averaged 3.3 rebounds per game, handed out a career 529 assists and shot 78.2 percent from the foul line. Hand ranks fourth on Virginia’s all-time assist chart and is tied for fifth with 179 career steals.

The Paterson, New Jersey, native was a second-team All-ACC selection as a junior in 2000, and set the Virginia sophomore record for points in a game with 41 against NC State in 1999. Hand played professional basketball overseas from 2001-07 and led the Greenville Groove to the inaugural National Basketball Development League title in 2002. He just completed his first season as the boys’ varsity basketball coach at Greenbrier Christian Academy in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The Legends will be recognized at the annual ACC Legends Luncheon, which will be held Friday, March 13, beginning at noon in the Guilford Ballroom of the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel. They will then be introduced that evening to the Greensboro Coliseum crowd during halftime of the first semifinal game. Ticket information for the ACC Legends Luncheon is available at

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