Acres was a four-time AP Honorable Mention All-American from 1981-84 and an three-time Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American from 1982-84. He was also a member of the 1981 USA Basketball Olympic Festival Team and the 1982 USA Select Team that won Gold Medals at the XI R. William Jones Cup and the Seoul Invitational Basketball Tournament. Led ORU to the NCAA Tournament in 1983-84 and was Horizon Conference Player-of-the-Year. Acres was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1985 NBA draft (40th overall) and played for 8 years in the NBA playing for Orlando, Boston, Washington and Houston also. His number 42 jersey was retired in 2013.