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UVa Men's Basketball Picked to Finish 4th in the ACC

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Virginia men's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference in a poll of media attending ACC Operation Basketball on Wednesday in Charlotte. Senior guard Joe Harris (Chelan, Wash.) was one of five players named to the preseason All-ACC team. 

Duke was the named the conference preseason favorite, receiving 50 of the 54 first-place votes in Wednesday's voting. Syracuse, who garnered three first-place votes, and North Carolina, with one first-place vote were second and third respectively. The Cavaliers were fourth, followed by Notre Dame, Pitt, Maryland, Boston College, Florida State, NC State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech.  

Harris was joined on the preseason All-ACC team by C.J. Fair of Syracuse, Rodney Hood and Jabari Parker of Duke and Jerian Grant of Notre Dame. Fair was the pick for Preseason ACC Player of the Year and Parker was named Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year. 

Predicted Order of Finish

1. Duke (50 first place votes)  805
2. Syracuse (3)                        753
3. North Carolina (1)               668
4. VIRGINIA                         612
5. Notre Dame                         608
6. Pitt                                       477

7. Maryland                             473

8. Boston College                    457

9. Florida State                        334

10. NC State                            332

11. Georgia Tech                     311

12. Miami                                224

13. Wake Forest                      220

14. Clemson                            141

15. Virginia Tech                     65

Preseason All-ACC

C.J. Fair, Syracuse
Joe Harris, Virginia
Rodney Hood, Duke
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame
Jabari Parker, Duke

Preseason ACC Player of the Year

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year

Jabari Parker, Duke

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