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Scott Selected to ACC All-Rookie Team

March 8, 2010

CORAL GABLES, FLA. – University of Miami freshman guard Durand Scott has been named to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Rookie Team as voted on by 53 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

The Hurricanes have produced an all-conference player in all six years under head coach Frank Haith.

Miami’s first-ever All-Rookie Team pick, Scott was a UM-best four-time ACC Rookie of the Week selection and posted two of the league’s top-five scoring performances by freshman – the only ACC newcomer to appear more than once. The league’s leading freshman in assists with a team-high tying 3.5 per game, he turned in the league’s top-three assists performances by a freshman in 2009-10, including a season-high 10 — with zero turnovers — in his collegiate debut versus North Carolina Central (11/14) to tie an ACC freshman record.

In addition, the New York City-native is the only ACC rookie to rank among the top-six freshmen in scoring (third with 9.8 ppg), rebounding (sixth with 3.9 rpg) and assists. His 11.2 points per game versus ACC opponents ranks second-most among conference freshmen and 20th among all ACC players.

Durand Scott is a phenomenal, dynamic young player,” said Coach Haith. “He has that innate drive that allows him to take over games. He is also one of the most unselfish players and will do whatever he needs to help his team win – whether it’s scoring, rebounding or playmaking. He is a joy to coach and has a bright, bright future ahead of him.”

Appearing in all 30 games this season with 25 starts, Scott has posted 14 double-figure scoring efforts, including a season-high 29 points at North Carolina — the second-highest scoring output by an ACC freshman in 2009-10, and scored 20 points versus Minnesota, becoming the first Hurricane freshman to post multiple 20-point games in his rookie campaign since Guillermo Diaz in 2003-04. He also had 19 points versus Duke.

The versatile Scott is also just the second Miami freshman and fifth Hurricane ever to record 100 points, 100 rebounds and 100 assists in a single season, and with 104 assists he is the first Hurricane freshman in 15 years — and the fifth UM freshman ever – to top the century mark in assists. He is the first Hurricane of any class to achieve this since 2004-05.

2010 ALL-ACC Teams

First Team : Greivis Vasquez, Maryland; Jon Scheyer, Duke; Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech; Trevor Booker, Clemson; Kyle Singler, Duke

Second Team : Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest; Nolan Smith, Duke; Sylven Landesberg, Virginia; Tracy Smith, NC State; Ishmael Smith, Wake Forest

Third Team : Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech; Dorenzo Hudson, Virginia Tech; Chris Singleton, Florida State; Joe Trapani, Boston College; Solomon Alabi, Florida State

ALL-ROOKIE : Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech; Jordan Williams, Maryland; Durand Scott, Miami; C.J. Harris, Wake Forest; Michael Snaer, Florida State

ALL-DEFENSIVE : Chris Singleton, Florida State; Solomon Alabi, Florida State; Trevor Booker, Clemson; Lance Thomas, Duke; L.D. Williams, Wake Forest