Okogie, Moore Named to ACC All-Academic Team
Pair become first time two Tech freshmen have made the team in the same year
Greensboro, N.C. - Georgia Tech freshman guards Josh Okogie and Justin Moore have been named to the annual All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced Tuesday by Commissioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. Okogie and Moore are both studying business administration at Tech.
Okogie, from Snellville, Ga., and Shiloh High School, has been the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer for most of the season, currently averaging 15.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. He is on track to become the ninth Tech freshman to lead the team in scoring. He has been even better in ACC play, averaging 17.4 points and 5.8 rebounds while hitting 46.6 percent of his shots from the floor and 44.1 from three-point range.
Moore, from San Diego, Calif., and Mission Bay High School, has started 18 games for the Yellow Jackets this year, averaging 4.7 points and 2.8 assists from the point guard position. He has three double-figure games to his credit this season.
This is the fourth time in the seven years that the ACC has named an All-Academic team for men’s basketball that Tech has placed two players on it.
The All-ACC Academic Team includes four of the league’s top 20 scorers – Okogie, Syracuse grad student Andrew White III, Miami’s Davon Reed and Duke junior Grayson Allen. It also features the league’s sixth leading rebounder in Syracuse sophomore Tyler Lydon.
Allen, Reed, and Louisville’s Snider each earned spots on the honors team for a third time. Louisville’ Deng Adel and Raymond Spalding, Clemson’s Gabe DeVoe, Duke’s Chase Jeter, Pitt’s Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther, North Carolina’s Luke Maye and Notre Dame’s Rex Pflueger are repeat selections for last season.
Reed was named the recipient of the league’s 2017 Skip Prosser Award, presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball. It is named in memory of Wake Forest head basketball coach George Edward “Skip” Prosser, who passed away on July 26, 2007. Reed, a 6-6, 200-pound senior from Ewing, N.J., ranks among the top ACC players in five statistical categories.
2017 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Player, Class, School / Hometown / Major
Deng Adel, So., Louisville / Melbourne, Australia / Sports Administration
Grayson Allen, Jr., Duke / Jacksonville, Fla. / Psychology
Tyus Battle, Fr., Syracuse / Edison, N.J. / Information Management
Bruce Brown, Fr., Miami / Boston, Mass. / Sport Administration
Gabe DeVoe, Jr., Clemson / Shelby, N.C. / Marketing
Torin Dorn, So., NC State / Charlotte, N.C. / Communication
Trent Forrest, Fr., Florida State / Chipley, Fla. / Sport Management
T.J. Gibbs, Fr., Notre Dame / Scotch Plains, N.J. / Undeclared
Devon Hall, Jr., Virginia / Virginia Beach, Va. / Media Studies
Tony Hicks, Gr., Louisville / South Holland, Ill. / Human Resources
Avry Holmes, Gr., Clemson / Salem, Ore. / Athletic Leadership
Chase Jeter, So., Duke / Las Vegas, Nev. / Cultural Anthropology
Cameron Johnson, So., Pittsburgh / Moon Township, Pa. / Communication
V.J. King, Fr., Louisville / Cleveland, Ohio / Sports Administration
Ryan Luther, Jr., Pittsburgh / Gibsonia, Pa. / College of Business
Tyler Lydon, So., Syracuse / Elizaville, N.Y. / Communications
Anas Mahmoud, Jr., Louisville / Cairo, Egypt / Sports Administration
Luke Maye, So., North Carolina / Huntersville, N.C. / Business Administration
Justin Moore, Fr., Georgia Tech / San Diego, Calif. / Business Administration
Josh Okogie, Fr., Georgia Tech / Snellville, Ga. / Business Administration
Rex Pflueger, So., Notre Dame / Dana Point, Calif. / Undeclared
Davon Reed, Sr., Miami / Ewing, N.J. / Sport Administration
Justin Robinson, So., Virginia Tech / Manassas, Va. / University Studies
Quentin Snider, Jr., Louisville / Louisville, Ky. / Communication
Raymond Spalding, So., Louisville / Louisville, Ky. / Communication
Andrew White III, Gr., Syracuse / Richmond, Va. / Industrial Design
Omer Yurtseven, Fr., NC State / Istanbul, Turkey / Engineering
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