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Jordan Williams selected to all-ACC rookie team

Maryland freshman forward Jordan Williams was named Monday to the all-ACC rookie team. Williams ranked fourth in the ACC in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and becomes the first Maryland player since Steve Blake in 2000 to make the conference all-freshman squad.

The third freshman in Maryland history to register at least 250 points and 250 rebounds, Williams has provided the Terrapins with an interior presence they lacked last season. Buck Williams and Joe Smith are the other two Maryland players to tally at least 250 points and 250 rebounds in their initial collegiate campaign.

Joining Jordan Williams on the all-ACC rookie team are Derrick Favors of Georgia Tech, Durand Scott of Miami, C.J. Harris of Wake Forest and Michael Snaer of Florida State. Favors led the way with 52 votes; Williams pulled in the second-highest tally with 51.

By Steve Yanda  |  March 8, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Who is the idiot who didn't vote for JW?

Posted by: HughGRection | March 8, 2010 6:07 PM | Report abuse

I'm TELLING you, this cat might bolt for the NBA if he has a good sophomore year.


CONGRATS for your hard work and this honor, JW!

Posted by: ntlekt | March 8, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Be ready: rumor going around is Coach K was given Coach of the Year in the ACC, and that Greivis has won player of the year.

Total travesty if it goes to Coach K, he was wildly outcoached a week ago at Comcast.

Posted by: S2DU | March 8, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

I could live with GV not winning the player of the year to the Dukie....but Coach K getting COY over Gary is flat stupid. Md was projected to finish at best 5 in the league with at best an 8-8 record. Gary coached flat outcoached 80% of the ACC this year as his record reflects.

Posted by: wombledc | March 8, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

@womble: agreed. I might nod at Seth Greenberg, but Coach Williams took a 5th place team into a 1st place tie and the gulf between them and 3rd is not close. 3 games up in any conference is an eternity.

There should be a reverse award given to Roy Williams.

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | March 8, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

@S2DU: I really, really hope your joking. Coach KKK COY?!? I know there's an extreme dook/unc bias, but you'd have to be a complete idiot to not see Gary as the obvious choice.

Posted by: TheMarylander | March 8, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Coach KKK? Bet you thought you were real original with that.

Freaking moron.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | March 8, 2010 10:57 PM | Report abuse

Duke was a preseason top 10 team and will finish about 4th. Maryland was a preseason top 30 team that will finish around 20th. Those are pretty equal accomplishments in my book. Maryland was predicted to be 4-5 and have a winning record and definitely exceeded those predictions, but struggled mightily early in the season. Duke played well all season and slightly surpassed their preseason expectations.

I would have given it to Coach Williams, but it is not some crime against humanity if it Goes to Coach K. The main reason the Terps seem to look so much better than expected is that they played so poorly in December, not because they were actually expected to be worse than they are playing now.

Posted by: Dancy1 | March 8, 2010 11:04 PM | Report abuse

Its just a rumor so far (from TestudoTimes) but not exactly a shocker:

Major Kentucky Violations Coming Down the Pike?
Word on the street is that multiple major outlets are about to drop allegation bombs on UK. Pretty sure that'd be a new record for John Calipari. It could also have major negative effects on Kentucky's recruitment of our good friend C.J. Leslie.

Posted by: fushezzi | March 9, 2010 8:19 AM | Report abuse

I'm TELLING you, this cat might bolt for the NBA if he has a good sophomore year.


CONGRATS for your hard work and this honor, JW!

Posted by: ntlekt | March 8, 2010 6:19 PM

Hope agents are NOT talking to him right now into leaving as a freshman. Remember, Wilcox saw the Terence Morris situation firsthand which played a huge part of his decision (he pointed to it when asked). I think we have him for aat least two, if not three. Family isn't hurting for cash and he has to be enjoying CP thoroughly thus far.

Agree we need a few more big men in the pipeline. I think JP will develop into a fine college PF but since DG is a junior, we could face the loss of two legit bigs after next season. Pankey looks physical and should fill out a bit when he gets to CP. Truly do not want to see us return to making do in the middle with the likes of Dave Neal and such. Wish we had the constant depth at bigs like Izzo always seems to have. GW has some scholarship flexibility so who knows if he has his eyes on a Ryan Randle or Jamar Smith type player at the Juco level.

ahhh - why am I worrying now? The best part of the season is still in front of us for this year.

regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | March 9, 2010 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Wait is Jordan Williams still 6'9"??? Then he won't be going to the NBA anytime soon. Sean May was the same way and he only left after his junior year because the entire group left. Another Lonny Baxter prototype, dominates the little kids in college but he won't be a good pro.

Posted by: raybell84 | March 9, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

raybell -

They list him as 6'10". Doesn't matter whether he'll be a good pro. Matters where he is drafted. Elton Brand is the same prototype and is the only Duke grad to have a decent pro career (albeit was drafted in the second round). Sean May was a lottery pick. Lotta decent NBA centers are 6'10" - Ben Wallace comes to mind. A ton of players are drafted high who don't necessarily pan out. That said, have no doubts he'll be in the NBA at some point.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | March 9, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

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