Green Named Third Team All-American by AP

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Virginia Tech senior guard Erick Green was named third-team Associated Press All-America on Monday. Green joins Dell Curry, who was a second-team selection in 1986, as the only Hokies to ever make one of the first three AP All-America teams.

The first team was Doug McDermott of Creighton, Victor Oladipo of Indiana, Otto Porter Jr., of Georgetown, Kelly Olynyk of Gonzaga and Trey Burke of Michigan. The second team is Mason Plumlee of Duke, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State, Shane Larkin of Miami, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Ben McLemore of Kansas.

Joining Green on the third team are Jeff Withey of Kansas, Nate Wolters of South Dakota State, Deshaun Thomas of Ohio State and Russ Smith of Louisville.

Green was named the ACC Player of the Year in March. The nation’s leading scorer, Green scored in double figures in every game this past season and leads the ACC in scoring in both overall games and conference games. He averaged 25.0 points per game and shot 47.5 percent from the field.  Green set a new shool record with 801 points scored this season, breaking the old mark of 785 by Bimbo Coles in the 1989-90 season. In the regular season finale at Wake Forest, he scored his 1,700th career point and moved past Ace Custis into 10th place in career scoring at Virginia Tech.

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  1. EG wins ACC POY and Plumlee finishes 3rd. But somehow the AP knows better, giving MP 2nd team and EG 3rd tea. Go figure.

    1. Unfortunatly Erick is an unknown outside of the ACC. Even a sports writer in Seattle will know about Mason Plumlee, but would probably have no idea who this Erick Green guy is, other than his points per game. If Tech would have finished above .500 and been in the talk for an NCAA bid, perhaps the voting would have been different.

  2. I think Green was worthy of 2nd Team perhaps even 1st, it’s always been a Beauty Contest. Dell Curry came in with the Skills, it was just a matter of time. Green has probably been the “Hardest Worker” to achieve his status in Va. Tech History. Delaney significantly bettered himself while at Tech, but was not as good. Maybe Allen Bristow, lightly recruited, could rank with Green’s “Work Ethic,” but Bristow was alot bigger and more natural. Congrats to Erick Green, a Great Guy from a Great Family. He deserved better, but will always now be a Hokie Legend.

  3. Congrats to Erick. If he had played for Duke or Miami, he would have been named first team. Erick played great this season.

  4. Great news for Erick though I have to say Shane Larkin is no Erick Green at this point. I was at the Eastern Regional in DC this past weekend and when Miami needed points they weren’t coming from Larkin. Green is simply better at getting his own shot,

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