2011-12 record: 9-22, 4-12 ACC.
Returning starters: Ryan Anderson (F, Soph.); Dennis Clifford (C, Soph.); Lonnie Jackson (G, Soph.); Jordan Daniels (G, Soph.).
Reserves: Patrick Heckmann (G, Soph.); KC Caudill (C, Soph.); Danny Rubin (G, Jr.); Eddie Odio (F, Soph.).
Signees: Oliver Hanlan (G, Aylmer, Quebec); Joe Rahon (G, San Diego, Calif.).
Anderson led the Eagles in scoring and rebounding last year, becoming the 11th
freshman in ACC history to lead his team in both categories. … The Eagles were last in the conference in scoring last year. … Five of the Eagles’ top six scorers from last year return.
2011-12 record: 16-15, 8-8.
Returning starters: Devin Booker (F/C, Sr.); Milton Jennings (F, Sr.).
Reserves: K.J. McDaniels (F, Soph.); Rod Hall (G, Soph.); T.J. Sapp (G, Soph.); Devin Coleman (G, Soph.); Bernard Sullivan (F, Soph.).
Signees: Jaron Blossomgame (F, Alpharetta, Ga.); Adonis Filer (G, Chicago, Ill.); Landry Nnoko (C, Cameroon); Jordan Roper (G, Columbia, S.C.); Josh Smith (F, Charlotte, N.C.).Of note:
Head coach Brad Brownell became the first Clemson coach to have a .500 record or better in ACC play in each of his first two seasons. … The Tigers have finished at .500 or better in ACC play for five straight seasons, which is the longest streak in program history. … Booker is the only returning player who averaged double figures in scoring last year.
2011-12 record: 27-7, 13-3.
Returning starters: Seth Curry (G, Sr.); Ryan Kelly (F, Sr.); Mason Plumlee (C, Sr.); Tyler Thornton (G, Jr.).
Reserves: Quinn Cook (G, Soph.); Josh Hairston (F, Jr.).Signees:
Amile Jefferson (F, Philadelphia, Pa.); Rasheed Sulaimon (G, Houston, Texas).
Of note: The Blue Devils are coming off their 17th straight NCAA tournament appearance. … Curry, Kelly and Plumlee all averaged double figures in scoring last year. … Duke has been ranked in the top 10 of the AP poll for 93 straight weeks.
2011-12 record: 25-10, 12-4.Returning starters:
Michael Snaer (G, Sr.).
Reserves: Ian Miller (G, Jr.); Terrance Shannon (F, Jr.); Okaro White (F, Jr.); Terry Whisnant (G, Soph.).
Signees: Boris Bojanovsky (C, Slovak Republic); Devin Bookert (G, Anchorage, Alaska); Montay Brandon (G, Greensboro, N.C.); Robert Gilchrist (F, England); Michael Ojo (C, Lagos Anigeria); Aaron Thomas (G, Cincinnati, Ohio).
Of note: The Seminoles won the ACC tournament title for the first time last year. … FSU led the conference in field goal percentage defense, steals and blocked shots last year. … Former Mary Persons standout Terrance Shannon averaged 8.3 points per game.
2011-12 record: 11-20, 4-12.Returning starters:
Mfon Udofia (G, Sr.); Kammeon Holsey (F, Jr.): Daniel Miller (C, Jr.); Jason Morris (G, Jr.); Brandon Reed (G, Jr.).
Reserves: Julian Royal (F, Soph.); Pierre Jordan (G, Gr.).Signees:
Chris Bolden (G, Norcross, Ga.); Robert Carter (F, Snellville, Ga.); Corey Heyward (G, Suwanee, Ga.); Marcus Hunt (F, Riverdale, Ga.); Stacey Poole (G, Lexington, Ky.).
Of note: Georgia Tech is the only conference team with all five starters returning. … Former Hancock Central standout Kammeon Holsey started all 31 games last year. … The Yellow Jackets return 82 percent of their scoring and 78 percent of their rebounding.Maryland
2011-12 record: 17-15, 6-10.
Returning starters: Nick Faust (G. Soph.); James Padgett (F, Sr.).Reserves:
Pe’Shon Howard (G,
Jr.); Alex Len (C. Soph.).
Signees: Seth Allen (G, Fredericksburg, Va.); Logan Aronhalt (G, Zanesville, Ohio); Sam Cassell Jr. (G, Baltimore, Md.); Shaquille Cleare (C, Houston, Texas); Jake Layman (F, Wrentham, Mass.); Conner Lipinski (G, Gambrills, Md.); Charles Mitchell (F, Marietta, Ga.).Of note:
The Terps posted their 19th
straight winning season in 2011-12. … Maryland has to replace a pair of 1,000-point career scorers in Terrell Stoglin and Sean Mosley. … The Terps were last in the conference in scoring defense last year.
2011-12 record: 20-13, 9-7.
Returning starters: Durand Scott (G, Sr.); Kenny Kadji (F, Sr.); Reggie Johnson (C, Sr.); Shane Larkin (G, Soph.).Reserves:
Rion Brown (G, Jr.); Trey McKinney Jones (G, Sr.); Garrius Adams (G, Sr.); Erik Swoope (F,
Jr.); Raphael Akpejiori (F, Jr.).
Signees: Tonye Jekiri (C, Hialeah, Fla.).Of note:
The Hurricanes return six of their top seven scorers. … Miami’s returning players combined to average 56.4 points per game last year, which is the most in the conference. … Scott, Kadji and Johnson all averaged double figures in scoring last season.
2011-12 record: 32-6, 14-2.
Returning starters: Dexter Strickland (G, Sr.); Reggie Bullock (G, Jr.).Reserves:
James Michael McAdoo (F. Soph.); P.J. Hairston (G. Soph.); Desmond Hubert (F, Soph.).
Signees: Joel James (F, West Palm Beach, Fla.); Brice Johnson (F, Orangeburg, S.C.); Marcus Paige (G, Marion, Iowa); J.P. Tokoto (F, Menomonee Falls, Wis.).Of note:
Head coach Roy Williams needs 25 wins to reach 700 for his career. … The Tar Heels led the conference in scoring offense and field goal percentage last year. … North Carolina’s returning players combined to average 25 points per game last year and combined to shoot 30.8 percent from the floor.
2011-12 record: 24-13, 9-7.
Returning starters: C.J. Leslie (F, Jr.); Lorenzo Brown (G, Jr.); Scott Wood (F, Sr.); Richard Howell (F, Sr.).Reserves:
Jordan Vandenberg (C, Sr.); Thomas de Thaey (F, Soph.).
Signees: Tyler Lewis (G, Statesville, N.C.); Rodney Purvis (G, Raleigh, N.C.); T.J. Warren (F, Durham, N.C.).Of note:
Leslie, Brown, Wood and Howell all averaged double figures in scoring last year. … The Wolfpack return 69.4 percent of their scoring and 62 percent of their rebounding. … Wood (1,026 points) is the ACC’s fourth-leading returning career scorer.
2011-12 record: 22-10, 9-7.
Returning starters: Joe Harris (G, Jr.); Jontel Evans (G, Sr.); Akil Mitchell (F, Jr.).Reserves:
Malcolm Brogdon (G, Soph.); Darion Atkins (F, Soph.); Paul Jesperson (G, Soph.).
Signees: Justin Anderson (F, Spotsylvania, Va.); Taylor Barnette (G, Lexington, Ky.); Teven Jones (G, Kannapolis, N.C.); Evan Nolte (F, Alpharetta, Ga.); Mike Tobey (C, Monroe, N.Y.).Of note:
Seven of the Cavaliers’ losses last year were by one possession. … Virginia’s 22 wins were the most for the program since 1995. … The Cavaliers led the ACC in scoring defense and were second nationally last year.
2011-12 record: 16-17, 4-12.
Returning starters: Erick Green (G, Sr.); Jarell Eddie (G/F, Jr.); Cadarian Raines (F, Jr.).Reserves:
Robert Brown (G, Soph.); C.J. Barksdale (F, Soph.); Marquis Rankin (G, Soph.); Joey van Zegeren (F, Fr.).
Signees: Marshall Wood (F, Lynchburg, Va.).Of note:
James Johnson takes over as the Hokies’ head coach. … Virginia Tech had 10 games last year decided in the final four seconds, which is the most in the ACC. … The Hokies return 63.1 percent of their scoring, including their leading scorer in Green.
2011-12 record: 13-8, 4-12.
Returning starters: C.J. Harris (G, Sr.); Travis McKie (F, Jr.).Reserves:
Chase Fischer (G, Soph.); Daniel Green (F, Soph.).
Signees: Tyler Cavanaugh (F, Jamesville, N.Y.); Madison Jones (G, Raleigh, N.C.); Codi Miller-McIntyre (G, Charlotte, N.C.); Arnaud William Adala Moto (F, Cameroon); Aaron Rountree III (F, Wilson, N.C.); Devin Thomas (F, Harrisburg, Pa.); Andre Washington (C, Roanoke, Va.).Of note:
Harris and McKie both averaged more than 16 points per game last year. … They have combined for 2,051 points, 718 rebounds, 288 assists and 146 starts in their careers. … The Demon Deacons led the ACC in free throw shooting for the first time since 1995.