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My All-ACC Awards

A look at who I think deserved to be on the all-conference teams

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I haven't written much of anything in a while due to a busy schedule and a lack of ideas. But I’m back and ready to give some brand new hot takes.

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its All-Conference Teams and Postseason Awards last Sunday.

Below are a list of the awards given out with votes listed also, as voted on by conference journalists and coaches:

Player of the Year: Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Rookie of the Year: Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Defensive Player of the Year: Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia

Most Improved Player: Luke Maye, North Carolina

Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett

Sixth Man of the Year: DeAndre Hunter, Virginia

All-ACC First Team Marvin Bagley III, Duke, 280* Jerome Robinson, Boston College, 273 Luke Maye, North Carolina, 246 Joel Berry II, North Carolina, 223 Kyle Guy, Virginia, 168

Second Team Tyus Battle, Syracuse, 159 Marcquise Reed, Clemson, 143 Devon Hall, Virginia, 129 Wendell Carter, Jr., Duke, 126 Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech, 123

Third Team Grayson Allen, Duke, 119 Matt Farrell, Notre Dame, 89 Ty Jerome, Virginia, 67 Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech, 57 Omer Yurtseven, NC State, 54

Honorable Mention Deng Adel, Louisville, 51 Ky Bowman, Boston College, 37 Lonnie Walker, Miami (FL), 30 Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest, 23 Markell Johnson, NC State, 21 Ray Spalding, Louisville, 19 Allerik Freeman, NC State, 18 Theo Pinson, North Carolina, 14 Terance Mann, Florida State, 12 Gabe DeVoe, Clemson, 12

All-Freshman Team Marvin Bagley III, Duke, 57* Wendell Carter, Jr., Duke, 56 Lonnie Walker, Miami, 51 De’Andre Hunter, Virginia, 33 Oshae Brissett, Syracuse, 33

All-Defensive Team Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia, 49 Anas Mahmoud, Louisville, 37 Elijah Thomas, Clemson, 34 Devon Hall, Virginia, 32 Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech, 25

Player of the Year Marvin Bagley III, Duke, 37 Jerome Robinson, Boston College, 14 Luke Maye, North Carolina, 5 Devon Hall, Virginia, 1

Rookie of the Year Marvin Bagley III, Duke, 56 De’Andre Hunter, Virginia, 1

Coach of the Year Tony Bennett, Virginia, 47 Brad Brownell, Clemson, 8 Kevin Keatts, NC State, 2

Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia, 42 Anas Mahmoud, Louisville, 7 Elijah Thomas, Clemson, 3 Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech, 2 Jack Salt, Virginia, 1 Rex Pflueger, Notre Dame, 1 Wendell Carter Jr., Duke, 1

Most Improved Player Luke Maye, North Carolina, 26 Frank Howard, Syracuse, 5 Omer Yurtseven, NC State, 5 Martinas Geben, Notre Dame, 5 Doral Moore, Wake Forest, 5 Kyle Guy, Virginia, 3 Marcquise Reed, Clemson, 3 Phil Cofer, Florida State, 2 Dewan Huell, Miami, 2 Ty Jerome, Virginia, 1

Sixth Man of the Year De’Andre Hunter, Virginia, 39 Chris Clarke, Virginia Tech, 7 Chris Lykes, Miami, 5 Keyshawn Woods, Wake Forest, 3 Trent Forrest, Florida State, 2 Marques Bolden, Duke, 1

As was pretty much expected due to their record, Wake Forest had no players receive any awards. The media tends not to give many votes to players who are on teams that don't win much in the conference. They did however have Bryant Crawford receive honorable mention votes for the All-ACC teams, Doral Moore receive honorable mention votes for most improved player, and Keyshawn Woods receive votes for sixth man of the year.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, had no players receive any votes after going 0-18 in conference play.

Now for my list of awards, based on who I think should have been on each team and gotten each award without the media’s tendency to give them to players on the best teams.

Player of the Year: Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Rookie of the Year: Marvin Bagley III, Duke

It’s hard to argue with these two, as Bagley had one of the best years by a freshman I have ever seen, and many have called him the best player out of high school since LeBron James. He has certainly lived up to the hype after averaging a double-double.

Defensive Player of the Year: The ENTIRE University of Virginia Roster.

I know that’s not how this award works, but this is my article so I can make my own rules. And I honestly can't pick one singular player from Tony Bennett’s Packline defense, so I’ll just choose the entire team for this one.

Most Improved Player: Doral Moore, Wake Forest

Doral’s improvement from his sophomore to junior season was one of the most drastic I have ever seen. Every single facet of his game seemed to have improved dramatically, and he also set the single season conference record for most dunks with 88 on the year. While Luke Maye is a great player and had an outstanding year, to me he shouldn't have been eligible for the award because he already had a breakout year last year.

Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia

This one is a no-brainer, after leading his team to a 17-1 record in conference play, and being a last second shot away from going undefeated.

Sixth Man of the Year: De’Andre Hunter, Virginia

Hunter might as well have been a starter, with the contributions he gave to the Cavaliers being better than most of the starters. He’ll obviously be starting next year. Can’t argue with this one.

First Team All-ACC: Marvin Bagley III, Duke; Jerome Robinson, Boston College; Luke Maye, North Carolina; Kyle Guy, Virginia; Tyus Battle, Syracuse

Second Team All-ACC: Joel Berry II, North Carolina; Marcquise Reed, Clemson; Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech; Wendell Carter, Jr., Duke; Matt Farrell, Notre Dame

Third Team All-ACC: Devon Hall, Virginia; Grayson Allen, Duke; Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech; Omer Yurtseven, NC State; Doral Moore, Wake Forest

All-Freshman Team: Marvin Bagley III, Duke; Wendell Carter, Jr., Duke; Lonnie Walker, Miami; De’Andre Hunter, Virginia; Oshae Brissett, Syracuse

All-Defensive Team Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia; Anas Mahmoud, Louisville; Elijah Thomas, Clemson; Devon Hall, Virginia; Doral Moore, Wake Forest

Let me know your picks, and what you think of mine below.