Oct. 20, 2010
Boston College was selected 10th in the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason men's basketball media poll. The announcement was made at the league's "Operation Basketball" (media day), which was held at the The Renaissance Suites Hotel in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday.
Duke was selected first in the preseason media poll. The Blue Devils were picked to finish first all 61 of 62 ballots. Virginia Tech was picked second, followed by North Carolina. North Carolina State was tabbed to finish fourth, followed by Florida State and Maryland.
The second half of the preseason list was - in order - Clemson, Miami, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Virginia and Wake Forest.
The All-Conference (preseason) Team featured Duke's Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith, Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney, NC State's Tracy Smith, and Florida State's Chris Singleton.
Singler, the lone unanimous selection on the All-Conference Team, was selected as the ACC Preseason Player of the Year. North Carolina's Harrison Barnes was the preseason choice as the conference's Rookie of the Year.
Boston College, which finished the 2009-10 season with a 15-16 record, opens the 2010-11 season with a Nov. 6 exhibition game against Philadelphia University.
Media Day Notes: Head coach Steve Donahue, senior Joe Trapani and junior Reggie Jackson represented the Eagles at the event ... The event featured nearly seven hours of interviews. The 12 league coaches headed to the nearby ESPNU studio in Charlotte for four hours of morning interviews, before returning to the hotel for three hours of print, radio and more television interviews. Many of the league's finest players in attendance spent two and one-half hours with the media in the hotel, before departing for the ESPNU studios to conduct additional interviews ... Among the players in attendance were Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith (Duke), Dino Gregory and Jordan Williams (Maryland), Tyler Zeller (North Carolina), Tracy Smith and Javier Gonzalez (NC State), and Dorenzo Hudson and Malcolm Delaney (Virginia Tech).