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Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Terps hoops stacks up well in ACC as far as personnel losses for 2012-13 season

North Carolina State’s C.J. Leslie, the last major ACC player who had yet to reveal his future plans, announced Wednesday that he is staying with the Wolfpack for his junior season. So while there may be a stray transfer or other departure here and there, most ACC teams now know what they’ll have for 2012-13.

So here’s a list of each ACC team, the percentage of the scoring they’ll have to replace and their departing players. As you’ll see after the jump, the Terrapins are on comparatively solid ground, at least as far as departures are concerned.

NORTH CAROLINA (loses 69.2 percent of its scoring from 2011-12)

Losses: F Harrison Barnes (NBA), F John Henson (NBA), G Kendall Marshall (NBA), F Tyler Zeller (eligibility expired), F David Dupont (eligibility), G Justin Watts (eligibility), G Patrick Crouch (eligibility), F Stewart Cooper (eligibility), G Stilman White (Mormon mission).

What’s lost: So much. Barnes, Zeller, Henson and Marshall were four of the Tar Heels’ top five scorers and Marshall was second nationally in assists per game. Plus, Henson and Zeller ranked 1-2 in the ACC in rebounds per game. Guard Dexter Strickland and forward James Michael McAdoo likely will be forced to carry the load.

FLORIDA STATE (loses 54.1 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Deividas Dulkys (eligibility), F-C Xavier Gibson (eligibility), F Bernard James (eligibility), F-C Jon Kreft (eligibility), G Luke Loucks (eligibility), G Jeff Peterson (eligibility), F Antwan Space (transfer).

What’s lost: A lot. James, Gibson and Loucks started all 35 games for the Seminoles, and Dulkys started 23. James led the Seminoles in rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks. Loucks was third in the ACC in assists per game.

VIRGINIA (loses 49 percent of its scoring)

Losses: F Mike Scott (eligibility), G Sammy Zeglinski (eligibility), C Assane Sene (eligibility), G KT Harrell (transfer), F James Johnson (transfer).

What’s lost: Scott and Sene were starters at the beginning of the season, though Sene played in only 17 games before missing the rest of the season because of injury and then a suspension. Zeglinski started 27 of the 30 games he played. Harrell and Johnson left the program early in the season. Scott was second in the ACC in scoring and fifth in rebounding.

CLEMSON (loses 48.2 percent of its scoring)

Losses: C Catalin Baciu (eligibility), F Bryan Narcisse (eligibility), G Tanner Smith (eligibility), G Andre Young (eligibility).

What’s lost: Smith and Young started all 31 games for the Tigers, going 1-2 in both scoring and assists and tying for the team lead in steals, and Narcisse started 17.

WAKE FOREST (loses 39.3 percent of its scoring)

Losses: F Nikita Mescheriakov (eligibility), C Ty Walker (eligibility), F Brooks Godwin (eligibility), G Aaron Ingle (eligibility), F Ryan Keenan (eligibility), G Tony Chennault (transfer), C Carson Desrosiers (transfer), G Anthony Fields (transfer).

What’s lost: Eight of the 14 players on Wake Forest’s 2011-12 roster won’t be around in 2012-13. Four of those players – Mescheriakov, Walker, Chennault and Derosiers – started at least 13 games last season. The Deacs’ seven-player recruiting class is one of the largest in the nation and garnered top 25 mention from ESPN and Scout.com.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE (loses 29.7 percent of its scoring)

Losses: F Deshawn Painter (transfer), G Jaqawn Raymond (transfer), G Alex Johnson (eligibility), G C.J. Williams (eligibility), F Kendall Smith (eligibility).

What’s lost: With Leslie back and what is considered a top 10 recruiting class, N.C. State could very well be the ACC favorite next season. But the Wolfpack still will miss Williams, who started all 37 games, was third in the team in minutes and averaged 10.5 points per game.

DUKE (loses 29.7 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Austin Rivers (NBA), F Miles Plumlee (eligibility), G-F Michael Gbinijie (transfer).

What’s lost: Rivers was the team’s leading scorer (15.5 points per game) and averaged a team-high 33.2 minutes. Miles Plumlee was second on the team to his brother in rebounding and shot a team-best 61 percent from the field.

VIRGINIA TECH (loses 25.5 percent of its scoring)

Losses: F J.T. Thompson (transfer, didn’t play in 2011-12), F Allan Chaney (transfer, didn’t play in 2011-12), G Dorenzo Hudson (eligibility), F Victor Davila (eligibility), G Joey Racer (eligibility).

What’s lost: Hudson and Davila had a combined 51 starts.

BOSTON COLLEGE (loses 25.4 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Salah Abdo (eligibility), G Deirunas Visockas (eligibility), G John Cahill (eligibility), G-F Peter Rehnquist (eligibility), G Gabe Moton (transfer), G Matt Humphrey (transfer).

What’s lost: Most of the Eagles’ departed scoring came from Humphrey, who averaged 10.3 points per game (second most on the team). Humphrey, who transferred once already in his college career (from Oregon to BC), also led the Eagles in minutes played and steals and was third in assists.

MARYLAND (loses 24 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Sean Mosley (eligibility), C Berend Weijs (eligibility), G Jon Dillard (eligibility), G Mychal Parker (transfer).

What’s lost: Maryland may miss Mosley’s veteran leadership more than his scoring (10.2 points per game last season), which he didn’t provide on a consistent game-by-game basis (his longest streak of double-digit-scoring games last season was four). Parker averaged 4.3 points per game. A highly regarded, big man-heavy recruiting class should give the Terrapins help down low.

GEORGIA TECH (loses 21.6 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Pierre Jordan (eligibility), G Nick Foreman (eligibility), G Derek Craig (eligibility), C Nate Hicks (transfer), G Glen Rice Jr. (transfer)

What’s lost: Rice, who was suspended after 21 games and then kicked off the team, was Georgia Tech’s leading scorer (13 ppg).Six of Georgia Tech’s top seven scorers will be back, but none averaged double digits.

MIAMI (loses 20.2 percent of its scoring)

Losses: G Malcolm Grant (eligibility), G-F DeQuan Jones (eligibility), G Ryan Quigtar (eligibility).

What’s lost: Grant is the only departing player to average double figures in scoring for the Hurricanes last season (10.8 points per game). He took 206 three-pointers last season, 99 more than Miami’s second-place finisher in that category. Almost everyone else of note will be back for Coach Jim Larranaga’s team.

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