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Scott ACC Defensive Player of the Year.

Coach Larranaga called Durand Scott the most defensive minded player he has ever coached. The ACC today recognized that effort, naming Scott its' Defensive Player of the Year.

Liz Condo-US PRESSWIRE

Courtesy UM

Scott ACC Defensive Player of the Year

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LEWISVILLE, N.C. – Miami’s Durand Scott has been named as the 2012-13 Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, in voting conducted by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Scott (1.6 steals per game, 3rd in ACC) received 23 of the 77 votes cast to edge out Hurricane teammate Shane Larkin, who received 21 votes.

Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said, "Durand Scott is one of the greatest competitors I've ever been around and you really see that on the defensive end of the floor. He takes great pride in guarding the other team's best player on the perimeter. He takes great pride in playing harder than anybody else. I am so proud to be able to say that I coached Durand Scott for two years."

Florida State’s Michael Snaer finished third in the voting with seven votes, while Duke’s Mason Plumlee received six. Jontel Evans of Virginia, Julian Gamble of Miami and NC State’s Richard Howell each received four votes.

About the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association
The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association is an organization of journalists dedicated to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between the news media and the institutions and administration of the Atlantic Coast Conference.

ACC Defensive Player of the Year Voting

Durand Scott, Miami 23 votes

Shane Larkin, Miami 21 votes

Michael Snaer, FSU 7 votes

Mason Plumlee, Duke 6 votes

Jontel Evans, Virginia 4 votes

Julian Gamble, Miami 4 votes

Richard Howell, NC State 4 votes

Akil Mitchell, Virginia 2 votes

6 Players Tied 1 vote

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

2013: Durand Scott, Miami

2012: John Henson, North Carolina

2011: John Henson, North Carolina

2010: Chris Singleton, Florida State

2009: Toney Douglas, Florida State

2008: DeMarcus Nelson, Duke

2007: Jamon Gordon, Virginia Tech

2006: Shelden Williams, Duke