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Redick, Williams make 1st ACC team

From staff reports

Juniors J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams were selected to the All-ACC first team Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Redick, who leads the ACC in scoring with 22.5 points per game and frequently draws an opponent’s best defender, was the only member of the team picked on all 121 ballots.

“I’ve said all along, he’s the best player in the ACC,” Miami head coach Frank Haith said. “He should be the MVP of the league.”

Senior Daniel Ewing made the All-ACC third team and was the only other Blue Devil on the list. Duke has had at least one member on the league’s first team every year since 1997. Guard Chris Duhon made the cut in 2004.

Redick and Williams, who were both second-team All-ACC selections a year ago, are joined on the 2005 team by the North Carolina duo of Sean May and Raymond Felton and Wake Forest’s Chris Paul.

Wake Forest suspended Paul Monday for the first game of the ACC Tournament after he punched N.C. State’s Julius Hodge in the groin during the teams’ contest Sunday. Paul would return for a potential semifinal matchup with Duke Saturday.


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