The preseason accolades continue to roll in for freshman center Jahlil Okafor and Duke basketball.
The Blue Devils—who were ranked No. 3 in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll—were picked to win the ACC at the conference's annual "Operation Basketball" media day Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C. Duke received 41 of 65 first-place votes and finished with a total of 935 points, 65 more than second-place North Carolina. The Tar Heels received 12 first-place votes.
Conference newcomer Louisville, Virginia and Syracuse rounded out the top five. The three squads joined the Blue Devils and North Carolina in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll top 25 and will likely also fare well when the Preseason AP Poll is released Friday with expectations for the conference higher than they have been in a long time.
After dominating Countdown to Craziness Saturday with 27 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of action, 6-foot-11 center Jahlil Okafor was selected as the ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year... Read more