By Dan Collins

In placing jointly The ACC Basketball e-book of reputation via Dan Collins, we spotted that the booklet incorporated plenty of Duke avid gamers. We idea Duke lovers may perhaps get pleasure from a separate book that in basic terms featured the previous Duke gamers. If examining this feature piques your curiosity, you could examine all seventy nine avid gamers within the whole e-book, that is to be had as a hardcover published ebook or an publication.

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By age 12, Battier played the trumpet so well he was first chair in Birmingham’s annual youth concert orchestra. It was a big youth orchestra, needing 106 chairs for the trumpets alone. He wanted to attend Detroit Country Day in the seventh grade and was accepted with a near-perfect entrance-exam score. What school wouldn’t want a student who, a couple years later, would begin spending his New Year’s Eves listing on index cards the 10 goals he wanted to accomplish over the next year? Some ACC players have had to be slipped past the admissions board, but Battier wasn’t one.

He talked a little trash when he hit a shot and was known to bob his head as he ran back down the court. He got a couple of tattoos, though they weren’t visible when he was in uniform. One on his stomach is inscribed Isaiah 40:31 (“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint”). The other, on his chest, combines the Japanese word for courage with another Bible verse, Joshua 1:9 (“Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go”).

Many of those changes have come since the ACC began. The players have changed. The rules have changed. 3 Jared Dudley averaged in 2006–7. But it is instructive to know that Dudley, like Shavlik, pulled down more rebounds than anyone else in the conference in those particular seasons. My basis for selecting who might belong in an ACC Basketball Hall of Fame crystallized when, while perusing an ACC basketball media guide, I remembered something I had known and forgotten. The conference office, to its everlasting credit, has kept not just a record of first-team, second-team, and (since 1990) third-team All-ACC performers, but the actual votes earned by everyone on the teams as well.

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