Clemson University men’s basketball’s Marcquise Reed and Elijah Thomas earned All-ACC recognition, announced by the league office on Monday.
Reed, a graduate senior guard, was named to the All-ACC Third Team. He earned preseason second-team honors and was named to the second-team last year.
The Landover, Md. native leads Clemson in scoring and is third in the ACC (19.4 points per game), leads both in free throw percentage (84.9 percent) and leads the ACC and the Tigers in steals (2.25 steals per game).
Reed is currently 15th on Clemson’s all-time scoring list (1,426 points) and is closing in on 2,000 points for his career (1,955). His currently total of 544 points this season is tied for 16th in program history. Reed has posted 14 20-point games this season (27 career – 10th all-time at Clemson).
He’s one of just two players in the country – the only at a Power 5 school – to average at least 19.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Twice this season Reed has scored 30 points or more and has a career-high of 31 points in a victory over Boston College.
Leading the conference in steals, Reed has 63 this season which is currently tied for eighth-best in Clemson history. His career mark of 167 is ninth all-time.
Thomas, a 2017-18 All-Defensive Team honoree, earns back-to-back recognition for his ability to protect the rim for the Tigers. Not only is he an All-Defensive Team honoree this season, but an All-ACC Honorable Mention player.
The Dallas, Texas native leads the team in rebounding (8.0 per game) and blocks (2.2 per game), while also posting 13.2 points per game (second on the team).
Thomas posted a strong effort against Wake Forest this season, amassing 23 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots. He had a three-game stretch where he blocked 19 total shots.
Thomas has 68 total blocks this season and is second in the ACC in that category. He has hauled in 249 rebounds and has firmly cemented himself in Clemson’s record books in both blocks and rebounds.
He is 10th all-time with 175 career blocks and fourth with 1.94 blocks per game in his career. Thomas is also tied for 19th in career rebounding (633). His efficiency is also shown on the offensive end of the floor, as the senior has recorded nine double-doubles – tying his career-high from last year. Clemson is 7-2 overall in games that Thomas records a double-double.
2019 Atlantic Coast Conference Post-Season Honors
Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 350*
RJ Barrett, Fr., Duke, 346
De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 302
Cameron Johnson, Sr., North Carolina, 277
Kyle Guy, Jr., Virginia, 231
Luke Maye, Sr., North Carolina, 221
Ky Bowman, Jr., Boston College, 188
Ty Jerome, Jr., Virginia, 177
Coby White, Fr., North Carolina, 171
Kerry Blackshear Jr., Jr., Virginia Tech, 170
Jordan Nwora, So., Louisville, 135
Marcquise Reed, Sr., Clemson, 129
Tyus Battle, Jr., Syracuse, 128
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, So., Virginia Tech, 72
John Mooney, Jr., Notre Dame, 71
Mfiondu Kabengele, So., Florida State, 69
Cam Reddish, Fr., Duke, 37
Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 18
Terance Mann, Sr., Florida State, 16
Elijah Thomas, Sr., Clemson, 10
ACC Player of the Year
Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 49
RJ Barrett, Fr., Duke, 16
De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 4
Ky Bowman, Jr., Boston College, 1
ACC Rookie of the Year
Zion Williamson, Duke, 47
RJ Barrett, Duke, 21
Coby White, North Carolina, 2
ACC Coach of the Year
Tony Bennett, Virginia, 30
Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech, 12
Roy Williams, North Carolina, 11
Leonard Hamilton, Florida State, 10
Chris Mack, Louisville, 7
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 46
Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 19
David Skara, Sr., Clemson, 3
Trent Forrest, Jr., Florida State, 2
ACC Most Improved Player
Jordan Nwora, So., Louisville, 30
John Mooney, Jr., Notre Dame, 27
Cameron Johnson, Sr., North Carolina, 5
Mfiondu Kabengele, So., Florida State, 4
Kerry Blackshear Jr., Jr., Virginia Tech, 2
Chris Lykes, So., Miami, 2
ACC Sixth Man of the Year
Mfiondu Kabengele, So., Florida State, 60
DJ Funderburk, So., NC State, 3
Jared Wilson-Frame, Jr., Pitt, 3
Nassir Little, Fr., North Carolina, 2
Braxton Key, Jr., Virginia, 2
ACC All-Defensive Team
De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 60
Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 56
Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 53
Elijah Thomas, Sr., Clemson, 31
James Banks III, Jr., Georgia Tech, 29
ACC All-Freshman Team
Zion Williamson, Duke, 70*
Coby White, North Carolina, 67
RJ Barrett, Duke, 66
Xavier Johnson, Pitt, 40
Tre Jones, Duke, 38