Dowdell, Gordon Earn All-ACC Honors

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Dowdell became Virginia Tech’s first men’s basketball player to be named first
team All-ACC on Monday, joining UNC’s Tyler Hansbrough, Virginia’s Sean
Singletary, Florida State’s Al Thornton and Boston College’s Jared Dudley in
collecting the honor. On Tuesday, Tech’s Jamon Gordon was named Defensive Player
of the Year.

Dowdell led Virginia Tech in scoring this season. He averaged 18.3 points per
game for the Hokies, which ranked fifth in the ACC. He was sixth in the league
in free throw shooting at 81.8%. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds, dished out 97
assists and had 64 steals. He averaged 2.13 steals per game, which ranks second
in the ACC. He also finished ninth in the conference in assist/turnover ratio.

With 1,742 points, Dowdell is seventh on Virginia Tech’s all-time scoring
list. He is also third in steals (234) and fifth in assists (371).

Tech’s other senior guard, Jamon Gordon, also earned honors by being named
third team All-ACC. Gordon averaged 11.3 points per game this season, which
ranked third on the team. He lead the team in assists (137) and steals (76).

The combination of Jamon Gordon and Zabian Dowdell was considered the best
defensive backcourt in the ACC this season. As a result, the media selected both
Gordon and Dowdell to the ACC All-Defensive team. But that’s not all.

Jamon Gordon was voted as the ACC Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. He
led the ACC in steals, averaging 2.53 steals per game. An all-around good
player, Gordon is second in Virginia Tech history in steals (272) and assists
(497). Gordon is also 25th all-time in scoring at Virginia Tech at the present
time with 1,232 points.

In other ACC awards, Dave Leitao (UVA) was named Coach of the Year, Brandan
Wright (UNC) was named Rookie of the Year, and Jared Dudley (BC) was named
Player of the Year.

2006-07
All-ACC Awards – 106 Voters ( * = Unanimous Selection)
Honor Winner,
School
Player of the Year Jared Dudley, Boston College
Coach of the Year Dave Leitao, Virginia
Defensive Player of the Year Jamon
Gordon, Virginia Tech
Rookie of the Year Brandan Wright, North Carolina
All-ACC First Team
(First Team Votes) Total Points
*Jared Dudley, Boston College (106), 318
*Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (106), 318
*Al Thornton, Florida State (106), 318
Sean Singletary, Virginia (100), 312
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Dowdell, Virginia Tech (90), 302
All-ACC Second Team
(First Team Votes) Total Points
J.R. Reynolds, Virginia (20), 232
D.J. Strawberry, Maryland (2), 180
Tyrese Rice, Boston College, 177
Josh McRoberts, Duke, 159
Brandan Wright, North Carolina, 150
All-ACC Third Team
Total Points
Kyle Visser, Wake Forest, 120
Javaris Crittenton, Georgia Tech, 104
Brandon Costner, N.C. State, 94
Jamon
Gordon, Virginia Tech, 61

Jack McClinton, Miami, 48
All-ACC Honorable Mention
(20 points or more)
Ben McCauley, N.C. State, 36
James Mays, Clemson, 34
DeMarcus Nelson, Duke, 34
James Gist, Maryland, 28
Ekene Ibekwe, Maryland, 22
All-Freshman Team
Total Points
*Javaris Crittenton, Georgia Tech, 106
*Brandan Wright, North Carolina, 106
Brandon Costner, N.C. State, 95
Ty Lawson, North Carolina, 64
Jon Scheyer, Duke, 54
All-Freshman Team
Honorable Mention
(20 points or more)
Thaddeus Young, Georgia Tech, 42
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland, 37
All-Defensive Team
Total Points
Jamon
Gordon, Virginia Tech, 96

Ekene Ibekwe, Maryland, 65
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Dowdell, Virginia Tech, 59

D.J. Strawberry, Maryland, 55
Josh McRoberts, Duke, 46
All-Defensive Team
Honorable Mention
(20 points or more)
Mario West, Georgia Tech, 33
DeMarcus Nelson, Duke, 25
James Mays, Clemson, 24
Vernon Hamilton, Clemson, 20

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