Henderson and Singler Earn All-ACC Honors

Gerald Henderson

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2008-09 All-ACC teams on Monday with Duke's Gerald Henderson and Kyle Singler each named to the list.

Henderson, a junior from Merion, Pa., was named to the first team with 210 points for his first career all-conference honor. He is the 58th All-ACC first team selection in school history with 33 of those coming under Coach Krzyzewski. Coach K has had a player named to the all-conference first team in 23 of his 29 seasons at Duke. Henderson is averaging 16.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game this season. He ranks third on the team in assists (76), blocks (25) and steals (43). He averaged 19.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in conference play this year.

Singler, a sophomore from Medford, Ore., was named All-ACC for the second straight season. He was named to the second team this year after receiving third team honors a year ago. He becomes the 32nd player in school history to be named to the All-ACC team twice. Singler is averaging 16.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game to go along with 80 assists, 27 blocks and 49 steals. In conference play, he averaged 16.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

Overall Duke has had 121 All-ACC selections since the inception of the league. The Blue Devils have had two or more picks in 39 seasons, including 22 seasons under Coach K.

Henderson also received honorable mention for the All-ACC Defensive team. Henderson not only recorded 25 blocks and 43 steals but led the team with 17 drawn charges on the year. The Blue Devils will face the winner of the ACC Tournament first round game between Boston College and Virginia Friday night at 9:30 p.m.

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