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Published 04/01/2013
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Larkin, Scott Named Defensive All-Americans

BOSTON - University of Miami guards Shane Larkin and Durand Scott were named to the 2013 Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team, announced Monday by

Twenty-one players were named to the Driesell Defensive All-American Team, including Khem Birch (UNLV), Tommy Brenton (Stony Brook), Aaron Craft (Ohio State), Gorgui Dieng (Louisville), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Victor Oladipo (Indiana), Trevor Releford (Alabama), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State) and Jeff Withey (Kansas).

Larkin, a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, was named second-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) last week. Larkin led the Hurricanes in scoring (14.5), assists (4.6) and steals (1.9). The 2013 ACC Player of the Year was also named to the All-ACC Defensive Team by the league's coaches and ASCMA.

Scott, who is considered Miami's best on-ball defender, was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and was also voted to the All-ACC Defensive Team by the league's coaches and ASCMA.

The Lefty Driesell Award is named in honor of coaching legend Lefty Driesell, who is the only person to ever win 100 games at four different Division I schools. He is best known for his time at Maryland, leading the program to the National Invitation Tournament title in 1972 and its second-ever ACC Tournament Championship in 1984. He finished his career at Maryland with a 348-159 record and concluded his career with an impressive 786-394 mark.

The Lefty Driesell Award will be presented to the nation's top defensive player on April 5 at the Awards Banquet in Atlanta, site of the 2013 NCAA Final Four.