UNC’s McDaniel named ACC's top rookie

Mar. 05, 2013 @ 05:52 PM

North Carolina’s Xylina McDaniel is the ACC rookie of the year.
The league announced Tuesday that McDaniel was selected as its top rookie by two groups — a panel of media members and school representatives, and its 12 head coaches.
McDaniel is the daughter of former NBA player and coach Xavier McDaniel. She led all ACC rookies with averages of 12.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals.
She was one of four players picked to both voting groups’ all-freshman team. She was joined by Duke’s Alexis Jones, Georgia Tech’s Brittany Jackson and Boston College’s Nicole Boudreau.
The fifth player picked by media members and school reps was Maryland guard Chloe Pavelich, while Terps teammate Malina Howard was selected by the coaches.
The 36th ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament tips off at 11 a.m. on Thursday with Miami facing Virginia Tech.
N.C. State plays Clemson at 2 p.m. on Thursday, but Duke and UNC both have byes into the quarterfinals. The Blue Devils will face the N.C. State-Clemson winner on Friday at 2 p.m., while UNC plays the Virginia-Boston College winner in the nightcap at 8 p.m.
Games played Thursday through Saturday will be televised in the Triangle on Fox Sports Carolinas, and Sunday’s championship game will be on ESPN2.


MEDIA TEAM
Nicole Boudreau|G|BC
Alexis Jones|G|Duke
Brittany Jackson|G|Ga. Tech
Chloe Pavlech|G|Maryland
Xylina McDaniel|F|UNC

COACHES TEAM
Nicole Boudreau|G|BC
Alexis Jones|G|Duke
Brittany Jackson|G|Ga. Tech
Malina Howard|C|Maryland
Xylina McDaniel|F|UNC