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Miles Kelly Named All-ACC Honorable Mention, Baye Ndongo on All-Rookie Team

Ndongo and Kelly have put together solid seasons and were honored for it today

Today, All-ACC teams were released and two Yellow Jackets made their way on the list. 

Miles Kelly was named to the All-ACC honorable mentions list and Baye Ndogno was named to the All-Rookie Team. 

Kelly is the Yellow Jackets’ leading scorer, both in all games and in ACC games only, for the second straight year, averaging 14.1 points per game. The 6-6 junior from Stone Mountain, Ga., remains a high-volume and accurate three-point shooter, hitting 38.5 percent from distance in ACC games, but has expanded his game to score more frequently at the basket, leading the team in free throw attempts (72.5 percent) and three-point attempts. He is also Tech’s second-leading rebounder at 5.6 per gam

Kelly became the 48th Tech player to reach 1,000 career points on Feb. 21 against Clemson, now with 1,049 points, and has entered the top 10 in program history in three-point field goals (183). He has reached double figures in all but five games this season, has scored 20 or more eight times, and has four double-doubles in points and rebounds.

Ndongo missed Tech’s first three games with a hand injury, but has started every game since either in the post or at the power forward spot. The 6-9 forward from Mboro, Senegal is one of only two freshmen in Division I to average 12.0 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while hitting at least 56 percent of his shots from the floor. Only Chris Bosh (2003) and Derrick Favors (2010) have exceeded all those numbers as freshmen.

Ndongo has led the Jackets in scoring nine times and in rebounding 17 times, while posting six double-doubles. He was named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week three times early in the season, once after scoring 21 points to lead Tech past No. 7 Duke in December, again after scoring 12 points with 19 rebounds in a Dec. 16 win over Penn State at Madison Square Garden, and the third time after making the all-tournament team at the Diamond Head Classic.

Ndongo is the first Tech freshman since Josh Okogie to be voted to the All-Rookie team.