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Barry Jacobs On The ACC's Leading Scorers!

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Plenty of time remains, plenty of spins left in the competitive merry-go-round. But, for now at least, Duke's Nolan Smith is leading the ACC in scoring, an increasingly common position for a Blue Devil.

Players Who Led The ACC In Scoring, 1954-2010
School Yrs. Led Players Led Most Recent Repeat Scorer
C 5 4 Will Solomon, 2000 Butch Zatezalo (68,69)
D 10 7 J.J. Redick, 2006 Danny Ferry (88,89)
Jason Williams (01,02)
J.J. Redick (05,06)
FS 3 3 Toney Douglas, 2009
GT 2 2 Dennis Scott, 1990
M 5 4 Joe Smith, 1995 Len Bias (85,86)
NC 11 10 Tyler Hansbrough, 2008 Billy Cunningham (64,65)
NCS 8 5 Todd Fuller, 1996 David Thompson (73,74,75)
Kenny Carr (76,77)
V 4 3 Jeff Lamp, 1979 Buzz Wilkinson (54,55)
VT 1 1 Malcolm Delaney, 2010
WF 7 6 Josh Howard, 2003 Len Chappell (61,62)
SC 1 1 Grady Wallace, 1957

Should his 21.0-point average through games of February 8 (prior to UNC) top the charts at season's end, Smith would be the eighth Duke player to lead the league. Tellingly, since Jason Williams (2001, 2002) and J.J. Redick (2005, 2006) each paced the ACC two years in a row, Smith would be the fifth Dukie in the past 11 years to outscore everyone else in the conference.

Not incidentally, 2011 could mark the 11th time a Blue Devil led the ACC, matching North Carolina for the most by any school.

Through early February Duke also was the ACC's most productive point-producing squad (84.7 points per game). Teams that boasted the league's leading scorer also paced it in scoring offense 18 times - five by Duke, four each by UNC and N.C. State, twice by Maryland, and once each by South Carolina, Virginia, and Wake Forest.

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