'Hoos in the top four

Posted Oct 16, 2013

When the dust settled from Operation ACC, the Cavalier basketball team was picked to finish fourth overall, and Joe Harris was selected to the preseason all-confernece team.

Below is the official release from Virginia media relations...

Cavaliers Selected Fourth at ACC Operation Basketball

Harris named a preseason All-ACC selection

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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