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Virginia Selected Third at ACC Operation Basketball

London Perrantes

Oct. 26, 2016

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's basketball team was selected third by a vote of the media in the ACC Operation Basketball 2016-17 Preseason Poll, announced Wednesday during the ACC's annual media event. Senior guard London Perrantes (Los Angeles, Calif.) was named to the Preseason All-ACC First Team.

Duke was voted the league’s preseason favorite, while North Carolina was picked second. Perrantes was joined by Duke's Grayson Allen, Clemson's Jaron Blossomgame, UNC's Joel Berry II and NC State's Dennis Smith, Jr., on the preseason first team.

Virginia opens the regular season Nov. 11 at UNC Greensboro. The home opener is Nov. 15 against St. Francis Brooklyn.

ACC Operation Basketball 2016-17 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Team & Points
1. Duke (85) - 1359
2. North Carolina (6) - 1239
3. Virginia - 1125
4. Louisville - 1034
5. Syracuse - 905
6. NC State - 772
7. Notre Dame - 716
8. Florida State - 705
9. Miami - 650
10. Virginia Tech - 645
11. Clemson - 623
12. Pitt - 511
13. Wake Forest - 309
14. Georgia Tech - 199
15. Boston College – 128

2016-17 Preseason All-ACC Team
(votes in parentheses)
First Team
Grayson Allen, Duke (87)
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson (70)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (45)
London Perrantes, Virginia (36)
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (34)

Second Team
Justin Jackson, North Carolina (22)
Jayson Tatum, Duke (21)
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse (20)
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State (16)
Michael Young, Pitt (14)



ACC Preseason Player of the Year
Grayson Allen, Duke (70)
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson (7)
London Perrantes, Virginia (5)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (5)
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (2)
Andrew White, Syracuse (1)
Davon Reed, Miami (1)

ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year
Dennis Smith, Jr., NC State (51)
Jayson Tatum, Duke (20)
Harry Giles, Duke (10)
Tyus Battle, Syracuse (5)
VJ King, Louisville (2)
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State (2)
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech (1)


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