Terps' Booth selected to ACC first team Senior also nominated for John Wooden award

March 04, 1997|By Don Markus

For the first time in his career, Maryland senior Keith Booth was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference first team. He also was named yesterday as one of 16 finalists for the prestigious John Wooden national Player of the Year award.

Booth, who has led the Terrapins to a 20-9 regular-season record and a 9-7 ACC record, was joined on the first team by Wake Forest center Keith Duncan, North Carolina forward Antawn Jamison, Georgia Tech forward Matt Harpring and Duke guard Trajan Langdon.

"I feel very honored to have been selected as a member of the All-ACC team," Booth said. "I feel that it is a tribute not only to myself, but to my teammates and coaches who have worked so hard to make this season a success."

Duke guard Steve Wojciechowski (Cardinal Gibbons) was a second-team pick; Maryland guard Laron Profit was a third-team pick and Virginia forward Norman Nolan (Dunbar) earned honorable mention honors.

The Terrapins, meanwhile, fell to No. 22 in this week's Associated Press poll after two losses last week. Maryland will play No. 13 Clemson in the opening game of the ACC tournament Friday.

NCAA bids

Schools that have received automatic bids to the Division I men's NCAA tournament and conferences that will decide their bids tonight:

Decided

Big South: Charleston Southern

Big Ten: Minnesota

CAA: Old Dominion

Ivy League: Princeton

MAAC: Fairfield

MVC: Illinois State

Ohio Valley: Murray State

Pacific-10: UCLA

Southern: Tenn.-Chattanooga

Trans America: C. of Charleston

West Coast: St. Mary's (Calif.)

To be decided tonight

Mid-Continent: Valparaiso vs. Western Illinois

Midwestern Collegiate: Butler vs. Illinois-Chicago

Sun Belt: New Orleans vs. La. Tech

Pub Date: 3/04/97

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