Hansbrough is the first player in ACC history to earn first-team All-ACC
honors four times and he was a unanimous selection in each of those four
seasons. Twenty-four other players had been three-time first-team
selections. NC State's David Thompson and Duke's Art Heyman had been the
only players to be three-time unanimous picks along with Hansbrough.
The Poplar Bluff, Mo., native received all 76 votes and compiled 228 points
in the balloting.
"It's quite an honor considering all the great players that have played in
the ACC," says Hansbrough. "It's really a tough league year in and year our.
If it's not the best league in a given year, it's always one of the best. I
don't think in terms of individual awards and accomplishments, but to do
something that's never been done before in a league as great as the ACC is
Lawson received 224 votes, the third-most behind Hansbrough and Florida
State's Toney Douglas (226). Duke's Gerald Henderson (210) and Miami's Jack
McClinton (188) rounded out the first team.
Carolina senior forward Danny Green made third-team and junior Wayne
Ellington was an honorable mention pick. Tar Heel rookie Ed Davis earned a
spot on the All-Freshman Team.
Green became the fourth Tar Heel to win a spot on the league's All-Defensive
Team. He joins Brendan Haywood (2001), Jackie Manuel (2004 and 2005) and
Marcus Ginyard (2008) as All-ACC Defensive selections.
Hansbrough and Lawson being on the first team marks the first time UNC has
placed two on the first team since 2005 when Raymond Felton and Sean May
Carolina leads the ACC with 69 first-team selections and 126 all-conference
picks. Duke is second with 58 first-team picks and 122 overall.
*Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (228)
Toney Douglas, Florida State (226)
Ty Lawson, North Carolina (224)
Gerald Henderson, Duke (210)
Jack McClinton, Miami (188)
Jeff Teague, Wake Forest (185)
Trevor Booker, Clemson (156)
Tyrese Rice, Boston College (151)
Kyle Singler, Duke (128)
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (116)
James Johnson, Wake Forest (100)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (83)
A.D. Vassallo, Virginia Tech (81)
Danny Green, North Carolina (48)
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (46)
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina (41)
K.C. Rivers, Clemson (33)
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (15)
*Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (76)
*Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (76)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (70)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (59)
Ed Davis, North Carolina (55)
Chris Singleton, Florida State (21)
Trevor Booker, Clemson (67)
Toney Douglas, Florida State (67)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (53)
Danny Green, North Carolina (28)
L.D. Williams, Wake Forest (26)
Ty Lawson, North Carolina (20)
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (17)
Courtney Fells, North Carolina State (16)
Gerald Henderson, Duke (15)