Oct. 26, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The Virginia men's basketball team was selected sixth by a vote of the media in the ACC Operation Basketball 2017-18 Preseason Poll, announced Thursday.
Duke was voted the league's preseason favorite, while North Carolina was picked second. Notre Dame, Miami and Louisville completed the top-five.
ACC preseason voters selected Virginia sixth, followed by Virginia Tech, Florida State and Georgia Tech. Syracuse was picked 10th, while Wake Forest, NC State, Clemson, Boston College and Pittsburgh rounded out the voting.
Preseason ACC Player of the Year Bonzie Colson (Notre Dame) was joined on the first team by Grayson Allen (Duke), Joel Berry II (North Carolina), Marvin Bagley III (Duke) and Ben Lammers (Georgia Tech).
Duke's Bagley III was selected as the preseason rookie of the year, while Virginia's De'Andre Hunter (Philadelphia, Pa.) received one vote for the honor.
Virginia opens the regular season Friday, Nov. 10 against UNC Greensboro. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.
ACC Operation Basketball 2017-18 Preseason Poll
(First-place votes in parenthesis)
Team & Points
1. Duke (57) - 1020
2. North Carolina (7) - 921
3. Notre Dame (4) - 852
4. Miami (1) - 809
5. Louisville - 733
6. Virginia - 690
7. Virginia Tech - 549
8. Florida State -- 519
9. Georgia Tech - 468
10. Syracuse - 420
11. Wake Forest - 378
12. NC State - 310
13. Clemson - 289
14. Boston College - 181
15. Pittsburgh -- 141
2017-18 Preseason All-ACC Team
(votes in parenthesis)
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (64)
Grayson Allen, Duke (60)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (58)
Marvin Bagley III, Duke (26)
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech (25)
Bruce Brown Jr., Miami (22)
Quentin Snider, Louisville (12)
Deng Adel, Louisville (12)
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech (11)
Jerome Robinson, Boston College (11)
ACC Preseason Player of the Year
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame (49)
Grayson Allen, Duke (9)
Joel Berry II, North Carolina (9)
Bruce Brown Jr., Miami (1)
Jerome Robinson, Boston College (1)
ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year
Marvin Bagley III, Duke (58)
Lonnie Walker IV, Miami (3)
Lavar Batts Jr., NC State (2)
M.J. Walker, Florida State (2)
Jalek Felton, North Carolina (1)
Aamir Simms, Clemson (1)
Oshae Brissett, Syracuse (1)
De'Andre Hunter, Virginia (1)
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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