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North Carolina, Harrison Barnes and Virginia's Mike Scott among All-ACC preseason honorees

North Carolina

was chosen Wednesday to finish atop the

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Atlantic Coast Conference

men's basketball standings, and UNC's Harrison Barnes was selected the conference's preseason player of the year, according to a vote by media members gathered at the ACC Operation Basketball event.

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Barnes, a 6-foot-8, 215-pound sophomore forward who averaged 15.7 points per game last season, was a unanimous selection to earn all-conference honors - earning votes from all 59 voting media members.

Virginia

senior forward Mike Scott also earned a spot on the preseason All-ACC team, which included six members because Scott and

Duke

's Seth Curry tied for the final spot on what would normally be a five-member team.

Scott is the first U.Va. player to earn preseason All-ACC honors since guard Sean Singletary was selected entering the 2007-08 season. Singletary also received four votes for preseason All-ACC player of the year heading into that season.

U.Va. was selected to finish fourth in this season's conference standings, while Virginia

Tech

was predicted sixth. Here's a rundown on how the complete voting went:

Preseason All-ACC team: Barnes, 59 votes*; John Henson, UNC, 47; Tyler Zeller, UNC, 46; Malcolm Grant,

Miami

,32; Curry, 20; Scott, 20 *unanimous

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Preseason player of the year: Barnes, 57 votes; Henson, 2

Preseason rookie of the year:

Austin Rivers

, Duke, 57 votes; James McAdoo, UNC, 1; Nick Faust,

Maryland

, 1

Predicted order of finish: 1. UNC (57 first-place votes); 2. Duke (2 first-place votes); 3.

Florida State

; 4. U.Va.; 5. Miami; 6. Virginia Tech; 7.

Clemson

; 8.

N.C. State

; 9. Maryland; 10.

Georgia Tech

; 11.

Wake Forest

; 12.

Boston College
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