ACC Basketball Twitter Must-Follows: Part II

Posted by Chris Kehoe on November 5th, 2013

In the second of a three-part segment here at RTC ACC (see part I here), we take a further look into the incredible social media phenomenon that is Twitter and its all-encompassing foray into athletic culture. This second part will delve deeper into Twitter accounts to follow based on specific ACC teams, whether newspaper columnists, bloggers, alumni or current coaches or players. For any teams not included in this second piece, look for them to be revealed in a later third and final article on the subject. The following is a breakdown of five ‘must-follow’ accounts for each respective team, followed by some official accounts consisting of players and/or coaches and special bonus category at the end of each school’s section.

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Maryland

Terrapins ‘Starting Five’

  • @nickfaustLIVE With over 9,000 tweets, Nick Faust gives prolific insight to the day-to-day life of a Terp student-athlete.
  • @_es1 Evan Smotrycz is a fun follow and has a good Big Ten and ACC knowledge base.
  • @TerpsInsider Follows Maryland football and basketball with the help of two Washington Post beat writers.
  • @alex_prewitt Washington Post sportswriter focusing on Maryland athletics with over 15,000 tweets.
  • @insidemdsports Publisher of InsideMDSports, a 247sports.com site, has helpful recruiting knowledge.

Other official accounts that are worth a follow

  • @CoachTurgeon Head coach Mark Turgeon.
  • @umterps Official Twitter of Maryland athletics.
  • @Dez32Wells Dez Wells, Maryland’s best player and former Xavier transfer.
  • @StuckLikeChuck1 Charles Mitchell, you’ve won us over with that username.

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @DrewNicholas12 Was a member of the 2002 national championship team, played in Europe, and is good for some savvy insight on Maryland and the ACC from time-to-time.

Clemson

Tigers Starting Five

  • @ClemsonMBB The official account for Clemson basketball, ran by head coach Brad Brownell.
  • @KJMcDaniels The Tigers’ best player and a Clemson fan favorite.
  • @maniebeingmanie Manie Robinson is a Clemson football and basketball beat writer for the Greenville News.
  • @orangeandwhite An account exclusively dedicated to Clemson sports.
  • @brink_aim Writes about Clemson for @orangeandwhite above, a clear Clemson superfan.

Other official accounts

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @bnice21 Bryan Narcisse played for Clemson for two years and then the South Carolina native was drafted by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Diehard ACC fans will remember Narcisse as the forward roaming the hardwood in the fashionable Rec Specs.

Wake Forest

Demon Deacons Starting Five

  • @WakeRivals Because if Wake fans don’t have recruiting news to look forward to what else will possibly bring them joy?
  • @TieDyeNation Another great handle and the official account for Wake Forest basketball.
  • @BSD_RaJohnston Johnston is an editor for Blogger So Dear and co-hosts a Wake Forest podcast.
  • @DeaconTREE33 Rountree really enjoys Twitter.
  • @CMM_OnTheRise An even more prolific tweeter than Rountree, Codi Miller-McIntyre.
Wake Forest Fans

Wake Forest fans are rejoicing over the endless possibilities available to them on Twitter (AP Photo)

Other Official Accounts

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @JustinGray1 The smooth-shooting guard from the 2003-06 Demon Deacon teams had a very successful ACC career and is now playing in Europe, currently in Turkey.

Boston College

Eagles Starting Five

  • @Coach_Donahue Head coach Steve Donahue.
  • @BookofDonahue One of the wittier user names on this list, a fan-based group pledging loyalty to Eagles basketball.
  • @bcinterruption BC Eagles community under SBNation.
  • @BCHoopsNews News and recruiting here under this handle.
  • @BCHoopNews Official Twitter account for BC men’s basketball.

Other official accounts

No players here as Donahue has a Twitter ban (thus all the coaches)

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @ReseRice4 Tyrese Rice was a successful guard at BC from 2005-09 and has played for his fair share of overseas teams, most recently in Israel.

Miami (FL)

Hurricanes Starting Five

  • @CanesHoops Official Twitter account for Miami basketball.
  • @hurricanesports Official account for Miami sports.
  • @G_Adams25 Adams is arguably Miami’s most talented player this season.
  • @InsideTheU A 247Sports subsidiary covering recruiting and news.
  • @Category6UM A fan-based account dedicated to Miami basketball.

 Other official accounts

  • @CanesCoachL Head coach Jim Larranaga’s account.
  • @Dkirk_22  Donnavan Kirk, senior forward.
  • @ManuLecomte20 Freshman point guard looks to start from day one for the ‘Canes.

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @ShaneLarkin_3 The ACC champion is beloved by Miami basketball fans for one of the greatest basketball seasons in Hurricanes history. Now playing for the Mavericks in the NBA, he proudly represents his alma mater.

Pittsburgh

Panthers Starting Five

  • @HailToPittHoops The official Twitter of Pitt basketball.
  • @Ja_RobinsonIII Panthers’ McDonald’s All-American point guard is a winner.
  • @PaulZeise A sports reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
  • @ChrisDokish Has covered Pitt basketball and football for a decade.
  • @ChasRich27 The freelance writer is also the creator of PittBlather.com.

Other official accounts

  • @jnewkirk13 Freshman point guard is a blur with the ball.
  • @talibzanna42 Talib Zanna.
  • @LP21_ Lamar Patterson, a senior forward and Pennsylvania native.

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @DeJuan45 The undersized but beastly power forward has accumulated over 30,000 tweets and is one of the better Pitt basketball alumni in recent years.

Georgia Tech

Yellow Jackets Starting Five

  • @GTMBK The official page for Georgia Tech basketball.
  • @GTAthletics Official account for Georgia Tech athletics is very active on Twitter.
  • @ajcgatech Covers Tech for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
  • @gtbuzztap Blog outputs short blurbs perfect for on-the-go fans.
  • @Traegolden The savvy vet brings what looks like years of experience to the table.

Other official accounts

Random Alumni Spotlight

  • @MrAnthonyMorrow The big-time shooter has bounced around his fair share of NBA teams
Luke Schenscher takes a tumble, bringing Duke's Daniel Ewing down with him (credit: Grantland.com/SI vault)

Luke Schenscher takes a tumble, bringing Duke’s Daniel Ewing down with him (credit: Grantland.com/SI vault)

Author’s note: For sentimental reasons I really wanted to use legendary center and cult figure Luke Schenscher here but he does not tweet nearly enough to make the cut in this category. But just in case you were wondering, @TheRealSchensh.

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