first_imgStory Links GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six University of Louisville student-athletes have been honored on the 2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team, the most selections of any conference school.Louisville representatives honored on the team are Christen Cunningham, Steven Enoch, V.J. King, Ryan McMahon, Jordan Nwora and Darius Perry.  King earned the recognition for the third straight year, while Nwora and Perry have been selected on two occasions.Six of the 25 members receiving the honor are from Louisville, more than any other ACC institution.  Virginia Tech had four selections and NC State had three, while three schools had two each (Florida State, North Carolina, Wake Forest).  Five Louisville players were honored on the team last season and the Cardinals have produced a league-best 31 selections over their five years in the ACC.Cunningham, a sport administration major, leads the ACC in assists for conference games only (6.3) and is second for all games (5.0).  He is fourth in the ACC in assists/turnover ratio (2.44).  The Cardinals’ team co-captain has averaged 10.1 points (third on the team).  He has 10 double-figure scoring efforts in his last 19 games and 84 in his collegiate career.  Cunningham has handed out five or more assists in 13 of the last 17 games, including a career-high 12 assists against Duke.Enoch, a communication major, has been a double-figure scorer in 14 games for the Cardinals this season.  In his last 16 games coming off the bench, Enoch has averaged 9.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and made 59-of-115 shots from the field (.513) in an average of 19 minutes a game. He scored a career-high 22 points against Boston College, while pulling down six rebounds and hitting 4-of-5 from the foul line.  Enoch is third on the team in free throw percentage (58-of-72, .806).King, a sport administration major, has been a double-figure scorer in three games and a starter in five this season.  A team co-captain for the Cardinals, he totaled six points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame in his last game, while adding two assists and no turnovers.  He scored his 600th career point against Notre Dame. He totaled a season-high 17 points against Central Arkansas, his 24th career double-figure scoring game.McMahon, a marketing major, has hit a three-pointer in 21 of 30 games this season.  Forty-seven of McMahon’s 61 field goals have come from three-point range. In his last nine games, McMahon has made 20-of-48 three-point goals (.417).  McMahon has 14 career double-figure scoring efforts, including seven this season, and he scored a career-high 24 points against Michigan State.  He is third on the team with 51 assists.  UofL is 22-5 when McMahon scores eight or more points over the last three years.  Nwora, an exercise science major, is the second-most improved scorer in the nation with his 17.2 scoring average (sixth in the ACC), up 10.5 points per game from his 5.7 average a year ago.  He is one of four players in the ACC who has scored 20 or more points on at least 12 occasions this season.  Louisville’s top rebounder (7.7 rpg, eighth in the ACC), Nwora has scored in double figures in 28 of 30 games this season (last 15 straight games) and has produced eight double-doubles this season.Perry, a sport administration major, has scored in double figures in three games this season in a reserve role.  He scored a career-tying 17 points against Vermont, adding four assists.  Perry, who has played at least 15 minutes in 20 games this season, matched his highest scoring performance in ACC action this season with eight points against Clemson, making 2-of-3 three-pointers.  He produced a career-high eight assists and career-best matching three steals against Tennessee, adding eight points.Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.UofL men’s basketball student-athletes achieved a collective 3.352 grade-point average for the 2018 fall semester, with 11 of 14 earning a 3.0 or better GPA.  The Cardinals have produced a 3.0 or better GPA in 20 of the last 21 semesters.  UofL is one of only two Division I schools in the nation to have perfect men’s basketball multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores in four of the past five years.2019 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball TeamAamir Simms, ClemsonJack White, DukeTrent Forrest, Florida StateDavid Nichols, Florida StateBrandon Alston, Georgia TechChristen Cunningham, LouisvilleSteven Enoch, LouisvilleV.J. King, LouisvilleRyan McMahon, LouisvilleJordan Nwora, LouisvilleDarius Perry, LouisvilleChris Lykes, MiamiNassir Little, UNCLuke Maye, UNCBraxton Beverly, NCSUTorin Dorn, NCSUWyatt Walker, NCSUKene Chukwuka, PittJack Salt, VirginiaWabissa Bede, Virginia TechAhmed Hill, Virginia TechJustin Robinson, Virginia TechNickeil Alexander-Walker, Virginia TechTorry Johnson, Wake ForestOlivier Sarr, Wake Forest Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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