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Duke WBB: Brown, Greenwell & Odom Earn All-ACC Accolades by Vote of League Coaches

Rebecca Greenwell | Photo: Chris Summerville

The ACC Office released the All-ACC teams Monday, following a vote from the league head coaches. The Duke trio of Lexie Brown, Rebecca Greenwell and Leaonna Odom each received honors.

Brown and Greenwell were named to the 10-member All-ACC first team, while Odom earned All-ACC freshman team accolades. Brown was also voted to the five-member All-ACC defensive team.

Joining Brown and Greenwell on the 10-member first team were Shakayla Thomas (FSU), Lindsay Allen (Notre Dame), Brianna Turner (Notre Dame), Miah Spencer (NCSU, Dominique Wilson (NCSU), Alexis Peterson (Syracuse), Asia Durr (Louisville) and Brittney Sykes (Syracuse). Thomas was voted the ACC Player of the Year.

A product of Suwanee, Ga., Brown has turned in one of the best individual seasons in ACC history averaging 18.3 points, 3.6 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 steals. She is the only player in the nation hitting over 49.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from three-point land and 90.0 percent from the charity stripe. The 5-9 guard is hitting 49.0 percent of her field goals, 40.6 percent from three-point land and ranks fourth nationally with a 92.2 free throw percentage.

She is coming off averaging 19.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals as the Blue Devils advanced to the ACC Tournament Championship. Brown earned ACC All-Tournament first team accolades for her efforts.

A native of Owensboro, Ky., Greenwell is averaging 16.4 points, a team-high 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals. She owns three games with 30 or more points, which ties a Duke single-season record, while collecting a career-best 79 three-pointers made on the year. Greenwell is only eight treys away from matching the Blue Devil single season mark held by Tricia Liston (87).

Greenwell also earned ACC All-Tournament accolades over the weekend as she received second team accolades, after collecting 12 points, five rebounds and one assist in the championship game against Notre Dame.

On the second team were Leticia Romero (Florida State), Mariya Moore (Louisville), Adrienne Motley (Miami), Jessica Thomas (Miami) and Myisha Hines-Allen (Louisville).

Odom, who hails from Lompoc, Calif., received All-ACC freshman team honors, after collecting double-digit scoring in three out of the last five contests. The 6-2 athletic forward has averaged 7.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks on the season. In the ACC Tournament semifinals, Odom tallied 13 points and two rebounds in 25 minutes of action. She hit 5-of-5 field goals as well.

Selected to the All-ACC freshman team were Kobi Thornton (Clemson), Francesca Pan (Georgia Tech), Jackie Young (Notre Dame), Gabby Cooper (Syracuse), Dominique Toussaint (Virginia), Jocelyn Willoughby (Virginia) and Alex Sharp (Wake Forest).

Not only is Brown one of the top offensive players in the league, she was rewarded for her efforts on the defensive end as she earned All-ACC defensive team honors along with Brianna Turner (Notre Dame), Alexis Peterson (Syracuse), Brittany Brown (Florida State) and Brittney Sykes (Syracuse). Turner also received ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Duke’s Brown has swiped 89 steals on the season, which ranks tied fifth on the Blue Devil single season charts. Her 2.8 per game average ranks third in the ACC and 27th nationally. Brown has helped boost a Duke defense that has ranked in the top 10 nationally this season in field goal percentage defense.

The Blue Devils (27-5) await the NCAA Tournament selection show, which will be held Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m., live on ESPN.

2016-17 ACC Head Coaches Season Honors

ACC Player of the Year: Shakayla Thomas, Jr., F, Florida State
ACC Freshman of the Year: Francesca Pan, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
ACC Coach of the Year: Wes Moore, NC State

2016-17 All ACC Team (as selected by the head coaches)
First Team
Lexie Brown, R-Jr., G, Duke
Rebecca Greenwell, R-Jr., G, Duke

Shakayla Thomas, Jr., F, Florida State
Asia Durr, So., G, Louisville
Miah Spencer, Sr., G, NC State
Dominique Wilson, Sr., G, NC State
Lindsay Allen, Sr., G, Notre Dame
Brianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse
Brittney Sykes, R-Sr., G, Syracuse

Second Team
Leticia Romero, Sr., G, Florida State
Myisha Hines-Allen, Jr., F, Louisville
Mariya Moore, Jr., F, Louisville
Adrienne Motley, Sr., G, Miami
Jessica Thomas, Sr., G, Miami

All-Freshman Team
Kobi Thornton, Fr., P, Clemson
Leaonna Odom, Fr., F, Duke
Francesca Pan, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Jackie Young, Fr., G, Notre Dame
Gabby Cooper, Fr., G, Syracuse
Dominique Toussaint Fr., G, Virginia
Jocelyn Willoughby, Fr., G, Virginia
Alex Sharp, Fr., G, Wake Forest

All-Defensive Team
Brittany Brown, Sr., G, Florida State
Lexie Brown, R-Jr., G, Duke
Brianna Turner, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Alexis Peterson, Sr., G, Syracuse
Brittney Skyes, R-Sr., G, Syracuse