ACC Basketball Twitter Must-Follows: Part III

Posted by Chris Kehoe on November 7th, 2013

In the third and final segment of RTC ACC’s Twitter must-follow series, we take a further look at the remaining eight teams in the ACC. This list is not all encompassing but a quick look at some of the more prominent accounts to follow for news and insight on teams around the ACC. This may include coaches, players, writers, and/or bloggers. So without any further delay, Rush the Court brings you the part three finale of our ACC Twitter rundown (click here for Part I and Part II).

Malcolm Delaney of Virginia Tech finds himself in the 'Alumni Spotlight'

Malcolm Delaney of Virginia Tech finds himself in the ‘Alumni Spotlight’

Virginia

 Cavaliers Starting Five

 Other Official Accounts

 Alumni Spotlight

  • @mikescott Mike Scott currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks and with a little over 17,000 tweets, he is certainly active on social media.

Duke

Blue Devils Starting Five

  • @dukeblueplanet The official account for Duke basketball run by their recruiting and communications coordinator.
  • @BlueDevilNation Run by Mark Watson, the publisher of Blue Devil Nation.
  • @BlueDevilLair Adam Rowe (RTC alumnus) runs this account that represents 247sports.com and provides great insight into recruiting and Duke basketball news.
  • @laurakeeley The Duke beat reporter for The Raleigh News & Observer as well as the Charlotte Observer.
  • @dukebasketball Coverage of Duke hoops from The Chronicle, Duke’s independent student newspaper with their own articles.

Other Official Accounts

Alumni Spotlight

  • @Sean_Dockery Dockery was a lockdown perimeter defender at Duke during the J.J. Redick days (Dockery played 2002-06).His professional career never quite took off, but he is worth a follow with some good insight and knowledge about the game in 25,000 tweets.

Syracuse

Orange Starting Five

  • @NunesMagician This SB Nation subsidiary is run by Sean Keeley and covers Syracuse athletics.
  • @syrbasketball Covers Syracuse hoops and uses updates from Syracuse.com and The Post Standard.
  • @ccarlsononSU Chris Carlson is a beat writer for The Post Standard covering Syracuse basketball and football.
  • @tdot_ennis Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis.
  • @R_Xmas25 Rakeem Christmas.
It Can Be Xmas Year Round on Twitter (Credit Dennis Nett, The Post-Standard)

It Can Be Xmas Year Round on Twitter (Credit Dennis Nett, The Post-Standard)

Other Official Accounts

 Alumni Spotlight

  • @hdubb21 Hakim Warrick was a sky-walking power forward for some very successful recent Syracuse teams and has bounced around multiple NBA teams, most recently with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Notre Dame

Fighting Irish Starting Five

  • @tnoieNDInsider Tom Noie has written for the South Bend Tribune on Notre Dame hoops since 1998.
  • @NDJackNolan The voice of Notre Dame basketball.
  • @D_Jay24 Demetrius Jackson is a freshman point guard and a McDonald’s All-American.
  • @FightingIrish The official handle for Notre Dame athletics.
  • @EAtkins0 Star guard Eric Atkins.

 Other official accounts

 Alumni Spotlight

  • @ToryJ23 Tory Jackson, former guard from 2006-10, led the Big East in assists three of his four seasons.

 Virginia Tech

Hokies Starting Five

  • @HokiesJournal Writing with the Washington Post  by a beat reporter has great Hokies athletic coverage.
  • @BermanRoanoke Sportswriter for the Roanoke Times, specializes in Virginia Tech basketball.
  • @RTD_MikeBarber Virginia Tech beat writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, also holds an AP Top 25 vote.
  • @thekeyplay A very… ‘spirited’ account and blog covering all things Virginia Tech athletics.
  • @TechHoops Covers Hokies hoops exclusively, well-respected sports blog.

Other Official Accounts

Alumni Spotlight

  • @foe23 Malcolm Delaney has been playing in Europe for multiple teams after a very successful individual career for the Hokies. He has tweeted over 45,000 times

Florida State

Seminoles Starting Five

Other Official Accounts

Alumni Spotlight

Derwin Kitchen

Derwin Kitchen Wins Hearts and Minds

  • @DerkChamberlain On the uniqueness of his name alone he wins the hearts of millions. Derwin Kitchen, ladies and gentleman.

North Carolina

Tar Heels Starting Five

  • @InsideCarolina independent voice of UNC athletics
  • @tarheelblog an SB Nation blog covering UNC sports
  • @mlananna Michael Lananna is a UNC sportswriter and online editor for the Daily Tarheel
  • @_andrewcarter Carter covers UNC sports for the News & Observer and Charlotte Observer
  • @Mr_Hairston15 P.J. Hairston will certainly have his fair share of media attention this season, and with over 19,000 tweets he is not shy about expressing himself.

Other Official Accounts

Alumni Spotlight

  • @KButter5 Probably an obvious choice, but Kendall Marshall is a great follow. A sneaker and music junkie, Marshall is very down to earth and interacts with his followers on his NBA journey which unfortunately has already seen him bounce around the NBA a lot.

N.C. State

Wolfpack Starting Five

  • @Mark_Gottfried Gottfried does a good job tweeting on a rather consistent basis (for a head coach).
  • @OntheDunk Blog covering N.C. State hoops.
  • @PackTimPeeler Peeler knows enough about Wolfpack basketball to fill three books. Literally, he’s done it.
  • @T24Warren Hyper-efficient forward T.J. Warren.
  • @PackPride A partner site of Fox Sports and Scout.com focusing entirely on N.C. State athletics.

Other Official Accounts

Alumni Spotlight

  • @Follow24Hodge One of the biggest no-brainers out there, Julius Hodge. Easily one of the most honest (brutally sometimes) guys on Twitter, he surely has no filter, very reminiscent of his style of play on the court.
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