ACC All-Conference Predictions and Awards

By Mychal Hunter

FIRST TEAM

Marvin Bagley III-Duke

Bonzie Colson-Notre Dame

Bryant Crawford-Wake Forest

Bruce Brown-Miami

Joel Berry-UNC

 

SECOND TEAM

Josh Okogie-Georgia Tech

Matt Farrell-Notre Dame

Trevon Duval-Duke

Grayson Allen-Duke

Ben Lammers-Georgia Tech

 

THIRD TEAM

Wendell Carter-Duke

Lonnie Walker-Miami

Tyus Battle-Syracuse

Quentin Snider-Louisville

Chris Clarke-Virginia Tech

 

ALL FRESHMAN TEAM

Marvin Bagley III-Duke

Lonnie Walker-Miami

Mj Walker-FSU

Wendell Carter-Duke

Trevon Duvall-Duke

 

ALL FRESHMAN 2ND TEAM

Chaundee Brown-Wake Forest

Gary Trent-Duke

Jalek Felton-UNC

Nickeil Alexander-Walker-VT

DJ Harvey-Notre Dame

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Jim Larranaga-Miami

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Bonzie Colson-Notre Dame

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Marvin Bagley III-Duke

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ben Lammers-Georgia Tech

 

OVERVIEW

I have said in previous posts that MB3 would be the player of the year, but I have been back and forth on that prediction in the last couple weeks. The more I think about it with all the talent Duke has on this roster I wonder if Bagley’s numbers are going to be all that huge, and I also wonder about Duval getting everyone involved given his score first type game.

Colson on the other hand will be the #1 option for Notre Dame and Matt Farrell is a proven point guard who has a good history with Bonzie. DPOY speaks for itself, Lammers could block four shots a game this year.

My dark horse candidate for POY is Bruce Brown. I think this kid is a top 10 NBA draft pick and will take this conference by storm this year. He simply does it all.

Kyle Guy was the first man out ahead Ja’Quan Newton and Gary Trent on the third team simply because Guy should be the primary option for a very good UVA team while I am not sure Newton and Trent will be consistent over the course of an entire season. You are certainly going to see nights where Newton and Trent lead their respective teams in scoring, but I also see a lot of 20 point games followed up by 7 point games. Jerome Robinson was in the mix for that last spot as well.

I included an All-Freshman 2nd team simply because there are so many good freshman.

 

 

 

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