Sylven Landesberg Named ACC Rookie of the Year

March 10, 2009

(AP) - Virginia guard Sylven Landesberg is the Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year after ranking among the league leaders in scoring.

The 6-foot-6 freshman earned 55 of 76 votes from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association members in results released Tuesday. Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu was second with 20 votes after averaging 13 points and eight rebounds per game.

Landesberg was ninth in the ACC in scoring at nearly 17 points per game. He was named the league's rookie of the week six times this season.

Landesberg is the fourth Virginia player to win the award and first since Chris Williams in 1999.


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