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Clemson’s Jaron Blossomgame named first team All-ACC

Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame was named first-team all-ACC after finishing third in the league in scoring and sixth in field-goal percentage this season.
Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame was named first-team all-ACC after finishing third in the league in scoring and sixth in field-goal percentage this season. USA TODAY

Junior forward Jaron Blossomgame was named First-Team All-ACC and Most Improved Player by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and the ACC coaches.

Blossomgame is the 13th player in Clemson history to be named first-team All-ACC.

The 6-7, 220-pounder put together one of the best individual seasons in Clemson history in 2015-16. Blossomgame is third in the ACC in overall (18.6 ppg) and ACC-game (20.7) scoring. He also finished the regular season sixth in the ACC in field goal accuracy (51.6 percent), while shooting a career-best 44.9 percent from three-point distance. Blossomgame scored 373 points in the ACC regular season, third-most in program history.

Blossomgame ranked among the league leaders with 15 games with at least 20 points, and three games of 30 or more. His top scoring effort was at NC State, where he poured in a career-high 33. He averaged over 20 points per game against top-25 teams, helping the Tigers to four such wins in the month of January.

Tiger center Landry Nnoko was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team. Nnoko led the ACC in blocks per game (2.4) during the regular season, accumulating a career-high 71 over 30 games. He is the primary factor the Tigers lead the ACC as a team in blocks per game. Nnoko posted a career-best eight blocks at Virginia Tech, most by any ACC player in a game this season.

All-ACC Team

The all-Atlantic Coast Conference teams, as announced Monday following a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches.

FIRST TEAM

Brice Johnson, Sr., UNC

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia

Grayson Allen, Soph., Duke

Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson

Anthony Barber, Jr., N.C. State

SECOND TEAM

Demetrius Jackson, Jr., Notre Dame

Sheldon McClellan, Sr., Miami

Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke

Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse

Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech

THIRD TEAM

Damion Lee, Sr., Louisville

Anthony Gill, Sr., Virginia

Michael Young, Jr., Pittsburgh

Zach Auguste, Sr., Notre Dame

Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia

Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami

Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse

Landry Nnoko, Sr., Clemson

Chinanu Onuaku, Soph., Louisville

Brice Johnson, Sr., UNC

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