They're more than just pretty faces. Senior Jerome Meyinsse and junior Will Sherrill bring their brains to the table, as these two Cavaliers were named to the 2010 ACC All-Academic Men's Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Jerome Meyinsse headlines this year's group, along with Duke's Brian Zoubek, as the only two three-time selections. Meyinsse, coming off a career-high 21-point effort against Duke Sunday, is averaging 5.7 points, 4.1 rebounds while starting 19 games. In addition, the Baton Rouge, La., senior is shooting .531 from the floor and .737 from the free throw line and is tied for the team lead in blocked shots with 19. Earlier this week, Meyinsse was named a recipient of the $5,000 ACC's Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarship to pursue his graduate studies. He has a 3.6 GPA as an economics major.
Will Sherrill, who originally started off as a walk-on but is now on scholarship, has played in 26 of 27 games this season and averages 3.0 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game. Sherrill is an economics and history double major.