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New Bern native makes All-ACC Academic team

By Brian North
Published On: Mar 07 2013 10:45:28 PM CST
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New Bern native Christian Beyer has been selected 2012-13 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball team.  The sophomore walk on is averaging 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games. On the academic team for a second-straight year is his Hokie teammate Jarell Eddie who is second on the team in scoring (12.0) and third in rebounding (5.7).

A pair of three-time All-ACC Academic team selections, Duke's Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly are also on the team.
 
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.
 
Plumlee was recently named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and became only the fourth player in Duke history to accomplish that feat in back-to-back seasons. The Warsaw, Ind., senior currently ranks fourth in the league in scoring (17.0), second in rebounds (10.2) and field goal percentage (.585).
 
Kelly, a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, has returned to the starting lineup after missing 13 games with an injury and is averaging 15.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on the year while shooting an impressive .521 from 3-point range.
 
Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt has scored in double figures a team-high 17 times and is the only freshman in the ACC to currently lead his team in scoring (10.5). Teammate Chris Bolden is averaging 8.6 points per game in league play with 12 starts.
 
A pair of Duke freshmen, Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson, also earn positions on the league's academic honor team. Sulaimon has 19 games with 10 or more points and is third among ACC freshmen in scoring (11.7) while Jefferson is averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds while starting seven times.
 
Boston College's Joe Rahon has scored in double figures 14 times and ranks fifth on the ACC freshmen scoring list with a 10.0 points per game average. Clemson's Jordan Roper is fourth on the team in scoring in ACC games, averaging a solid 8.1 points per game while shooting nearly 40 percent from behind the arc.
 
Maryland's Logan Aronhalt is averaging 6.4 points per game, including a 26-point effort against Boston College on Feb. 19, and is shooting .477 from behind the arc. North Carolina's Marcus Paige leads all ACC freshmen in assists per game (4.6) and is fifth in the ACC in assists-to-turnover ratio (2.03:1).
 
On the academic team for a second-straight year, Virginia Tech's Jarell Eddie is second on the team in scoring (12.0) and third in rebounding (5.7). Hokie teammate Christian Beyer is averaging 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games.
 
Wake Forest's Tyler Cavanaugh, one of six Deacon freshmen to average 11 minutes or more, is sixth on the team in scoring (5.2) and fifth in rebounds (2.4). Miami's Raphael Akpejiori is averaging 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds while seeing action in 15 games.
 
Duke led all schools with four selections, while Georgia Tech and Virginia had two each. Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest were each represented by one player.
 


2013 All-ACC Academic Men's Basketball Team
 


Raphael Akpejiori, Jr., Miami
 
Lagos, Nigeria
 
Mechanical Engineering
 


Christian Beyer, So., Virginia Tech
 
New Bern, N.C.
 
Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
 


Chris Bolden, Fr., Georgia Tech
 
Suwanee, Ga.
 
Business Administration
 


Tyler Cavanaugh, Fr., Wake Forest
 
Dewitt, N.Y.
 
Undeclared
 


Jarell Eddie, Jr., Virginia Tech
 
Charlotte, N.C.
 
Psychology
 


Marcus Georges-Hunt, Fr., Georgia Tech
 
College Park, Ga.
 
Business Administration
 


Amile Jefferson, Fr., Duke
 
Philadelphia, Pa.
 
Undeclared
 


Ryan Kelly, Sr., Duke
 
Raleigh, N.C.
 
Public Policy Studies
 


Logan Aronhalt, Gr., Maryland
 
Zanesville, Ohio
 
Kinesiology
 


Marcus Paige, Fr., North Carolina
 
Marion, Iowa
 
Undeclared
 


Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke
 
Warsaw, Ind.
 
Psychology
 


Joe Rahon, Fr., Boston College
 
San Diego, Calif.
 
Undeclared
 


Jordan Roper, Fr., Clemson
 
Columbia, S.C.
 
Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.
 


Rasheed Sulaimon, Fr., Duke
 
Houston, Texas
 
Undeclared