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Markell Johnson Named Preseason All-ACC, Pack Picked Sixth In ACC

October 10, 2019

NC State senior guard Markell Johnson was named to the Second-Team Preseason All-ACC team and the Pack was selected sixth out of 15 teams in the ACC preseason basketball poll that was announced Thursday.

Johnson is NC State’s leading returner in points (12.6), assists (4.2) and three-point field goal percentage (42.2%). His three-point percentage is the highest of any returning player in the ACC this season.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native enters his senior season with 397 career assists to rank 10th all-time in program history and his career assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.11 ranks sixth all-time in NC State history.

NC State is preseason selected sixth in the ACC preseason basketball poll The Pack returns six of its top-seven scorers from last season.

Kevin Keatts is entering his third season as head coach of NC State and has a record 45-24 (.652) with the Pack.

Fans will get their first chance to see the 2019-20 NC State basketball team on Friday, Oct. 18 at Primetime with the Pack.  Reserve your free tickets for the event here.

ACC Preseason Order of Finish (first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Duke (51), 1564

2. North Carolina (19), 1493

3. Louisville (29), 1448

4. Virginia (12), 1405

5. Florida State, 1157

6. NC State, 1038

7. Notre Dame, 915

8. Syracuse, 910

9. Miami, 768

10. Pitt, 577

11. Clemson, 564

12. Georgia Tech, 437

13. Boston College, 382

14. Virginia Tech, 334

15. Wake Forest, 328

Preseason All-ACC Team

First Team

Jordan Nwora, Louisville, 95

Tre Jones, Duke, 89

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 81

John Mooney, Notre Dame, 51

Mamadi Diakite, Virginia, 49

Second Team

Markell Johnson, NC State, 39

Vernon Carey Jr., Duke, 19

Chris Lykes, Miami, 18

Garrison Brooks, North Carolina, 11

Trent Forrest, Florida State, 11

Preseason ACC Freshman of the Year

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 89

Vernon Carey Jr., Duke, 8

Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 5

Casey Morsell, Virginia, 3

Cassius Stanley, Duke, 3

Matthew Hurt, Duke, 3

Preseason ACC Player of the Year

Jordan Nwora, Louisville, 55

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 31

Tre Jones, Duke, 19

John Mooney, Notre Dame, 3

Mamadi Diakite, Virginia, 2

Markell Johnson, NC State, 1

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