Originally created 03/03/98

Harpring, Jamison top All-ACC

Antawn Jamison of North Carolina and Matt Harpring of Georgia Tech were named Monday to The Associated Press all-Atlantic Coast Conference team for the third straight year.

The forwards became the 19th and 20th players in the league's 45-year history to make the first team three years. They join Tim Duncan of Wake Forest (1995-97) and Bryant Stith of Virginia (1990-92) as the only players to accomplish the feat since the mid '80s.

"It's a great honor to have, especially making the team for three years," Harpring said. "I am in with a great group of athletes and a lot of good players."

Regular-season champion Duke, the first team in ACC history to win 15 league games in a season, had two players on the first team -- Trajan Langdon and Roshown McLeod.

North Carolina's Vince Carter also was on the first team, giving Duke and North Carolina four players on the squad for the fourth time.

Clemson's Greg Buckner was named to the second team.


Tracy Reid of Atlantic Coast Conference champion North Carolina and Chasity Melvin of N.C. State headline the 1998 Associated Press all-ACC women's basketball team.

Reid, who averaged a league-high 20.5 points, including 23.2 in 16 ACC games, made the first team for a third straight season. Melvin, a 6-foot-3 senior who also made the first team a season ago, helped the Wolfpack to a 21-5 regular season. She averaged 16.4 points and a league-leading 9.7 rebounds while shooting 59.6 percent from the field, which was second in the ACC.

Melvin was the top vote getter with 67 first-place votes for 134 points, while Reid received 131 points.

The rest of the first team included DeMya Walker of Virginia, Amy Geren of Clemson and Hilary Howard of regular-season champion Duke.

For the second straight year, Clemson's Itoro Umoh, a former standout player at Hephzibah (Ga.) High, was named to the second team.


Dan Kenney's contract as head coach was terminated Monday because he didn't win enough. He had a 51-103 record since 1993.

Athletic director Tom Hickman said Kenney graduated his players, ran a clean, upstanding program and did everything "first class," but the school could no longer carry his record of 51-103 since 1993.

Winthrop assistants Bobby Stevens and Greg Domecq also were let go. Stevens had been with the Eagles eight years and Domecq six.

Harpring, a 6-7 senior from Dunwoody, Ga., became the 10th player in ACC history to score 2,000 points and grab 900 rebounds in his career, averaging 22.0 points and 9.6 rebounds a game. Mark Price (1984-86) is the only other Georgia Tech player to be named to the team three years.

Jamison, who led the ACC in scoring average with 23.1 points, was a unanimous selection by 115 voting members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. He is the seventh Tar Heel to be named to the first team three times.

The Tar Heels also had two players on the second team. Ed Cota and Shammond Williams joined Norman Nolan of Virginia, C.C. Harrison of N.C. State and Greg Buckner of Clemson.

Curtis Staples of Virginia, Steve Wojciechowski of Duke, Terrell McIntyre of Clemson and Rodney Elliott and Laron Profit of Maryland made the third team.


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