Spring Valley Grad ACC Rookie of the Year

University of North Carolina forward Xylina McDaniel was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and a vote of the league's head coaches, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced Tuesday. McDaniel, who led all ACC freshmen in scoring, rebounding and steals, is the seventh Tar Heel to win the award and the first since Camille Little in 2004.
A native of Columbia, SC and a 2012 graduate of Spring Valley High School, McDaniel led all ACC rookies with 12.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. McDaniel earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors a league-leading six times, while helping the Tar Heels to a 26-5 overall mark and a second place finish in the ACC. McDaniel was also the only freshman named to the All-ACC first team as selected by the head coaches.  Way to go Xylina.