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PJ Hall Named All-ACC First Team; Ian Schieffelin Named ACC’s Most Improved

March 12, 2024
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CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson University men’s basketball center PJ Hall (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman) has been named to the All-ACC First Team, while junior forward Ian Schieffelin (Loganville, Ga./Grayson) was named the league’s Most Improved Player, announced by ACCN’s ACC PM this evening.

This mark’s Hall’s second postseason honor from the ACC after earning Third Team recognition last season. Schieffelin earned his first postseason accolades.

Hall’s honor makes it back-to-back seasons that Clemson has produced an All-ACC First Team player (Hunter Tyson, 2023). It marks the only occurrence in program history. Both Dale Davis and Elden Campbell landed on the First Team in 1990.

Schieffelin joins Jaron Blossomgame (2016) as Clemson’s Most Improved winners – an award that started in 2014.

Hall is one of just four players in America averaging 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game. He has posted 13 20-point games this season and has scored in double-figures 30 times. Hall has totaled seven double-doubles.

Hall finished third in the ACC in scoring with 18.8 points per game, while ranking 12th in rebounding (6.8 per game). He is shooting at a very high clip this season, eighth in the league (49.0 percent). Defensively, Hall is tied for fourth in the ACC blocks per game (1.58) and has 49 blocked shots this season.

Recently named a finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Nation’s Best Center), he is 10th on Clemson’s all-time scoring list (1,625 points). He is just the fourth Tiger to amass 1,600 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks in a career (Trevor Booker, Elden Campbell and Dale Davis).

He has posted seven double-doubles, including a career high 31 points and 17 rebounds against Georgia Tech (Jan. 16).

Schieffelin turned in a career year for the Tigers en route to the Most Improved Player award. He averaged 9.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, while totaling 19 steals and 15 blocks. He shot 57.9 percent from the field, 52.8 percent from three and 76.7 percent at the line.

He is one of 13 players nationally averaging at least 9.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He finished with a career high 17 rebounds in a win at Pittsburgh (Dec. 3) and posted nine double-doubles and 15 double-digit rebounding games.

Schieffelin became the first player in the country to post a stat line of at least 16 points, 11 rebounds, five steals and four blocks in a single game (vs. North Carolina, 1/6). Only six others have accomplished that this season.

Schieffelin joined Joseph Girard III (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) on the All-ACC Honorable Mention list. Girard had career highs in field goal percentage (43.7), 3-point percentage (42.5), free throw percentage (95.6) and rebounds per game (3.2).

Girard secured the 2,000 career-point plateau in his return to Syracuse. He netted 18 points, the exact amount he needed, to lead Clemson. He posted nine 20-point games and made multiple threes in 27 games, including 13 where he made four or more.

The Tigers open the ACC Tournament on Wednesday, March 13 at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN2 or ESPNU. Clemson will face the winner of Boston College vs. Miami (Fla.).

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