March 19, 2013
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Freshman Olivier Hanlan earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors - receiving 10 of 11 possible votes - in a vote of the league's 12 head coaches, announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Balloting was conducted prior to last weekend's ACC Tournament and was based on regular-season performance. Coaches could not vote for their own players.
Hanlan also earned Freshman of the Year honors from the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) last week. He was the only unanimous choice for the ACC All-Freshman Teams voted on by both ACSMA and the coaches.
Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon and NC State's T.J. Warren received the other two votes for Rookie of the Year.
Miami swept the other three awards. Shane Larkin was voted ACC Player of the Year, Durand Scott was the Defensive Player of the Year and Jim Larranaga was named Coach of the Year.
Hanlan currently ranks fifth in the ACC in scoring (15.4). During ACC games, he ranked sixth in scoring (15.7), eighth in steals (1.2), and 10th in field goal percentage (.463) and free throw percentage (.750).
The Aylmer, Quebec product scored an ACC freshman record 41 points in the ACC Tournament win against Georgia Tech. He earned ACC All-Tournament second-team honors.