March 5, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Boston College's Ryan Anderson has been unanimously selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Team, announced Monday by the league office.
The All-ACC teams are determined by a vote of 62 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Anderson and Duke's Austin Rivers were the unanimous choices, getting a vote in all 61 ballots cast.
Anderson is the second player from Boston College to be selected to the All-Freshman Team. Tyrese Rice was voted to the team in the Eagles' first season in the conference in 2005-06.
Anderson was joined on the All-Freshman Team by Rivers, Virginia Tech's Dorian Finney-Smith, Miami's Shane Larkin, and Maryland's Nick Faust.
The Lakewood, Calif., product leads all conference freshmen by averaging 7.2 rebounds a game, which ranks seventh overall. He is also second among ACC freshmen in points (10.8) and 24th overall. Anderson has led BC in scoring nine times and in rebounding a team-high 20 times, including each of the last nine games. Anderson has accounted for all six of BC's double-doubles this year.
Anderson earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors on February 19 after averaging 21.5 points and 9.0 rebounds against Maryland and Duke.
Anderson and the 12th-seeded Eagles face fifth-seeded NC State Thursday at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the ACC Tournament.