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Wake Forest Basketball All-Time ACC Tournament Team

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The ACC Tournament wrapped up over the weekend, so here is an All-Time Wake team

Randolph Childress

The ACC Tournament ended Saturday night, and Wake Forest’s season ended Tuesday afternoon. But as such, I thought it would be fun to make an All-ACC Tournament Team for Wake Forest throughout the years.

Note: The players on the two All-Time Teams are listed in no particular order.

MVP: Randolph Childress

No debate here. Childress still holds the ACC Tournament scoring record with 107 points in three games, scoring 40 against Duke, 30 against Virginia, and 37 against North Carolina in the Championship Game. And of course there’s “The Crossover”. This is still one of the greatest plays in the history of college basketball. Without Childress there is no way Wake Forest wins the title in 1995.

First Team:

Randolph Childress

Len Chappell

Tim Duncan

Dickie Hemric

Charlie Davis

Chappell is the only Wake Forest player ever to win the Everett Case Award as the ACC Tournament MVP twice, and played a major role in Wake Forest’s ACC Tournament Championships in 1961 and 1962.

Duncan is the only player in Wake Forest history to be named to the All-ACC Tournament First Team three times in his career.

Hemric was the MVP of the inaugural ACC Tournament in 1954.

Davis was the ACC Player of the Year in 1971 and put the Deacs on his back.

All five members of the First Team were named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Men’s Basketball Team.

Second Team:

Eric Williams

Rod Griffin

Billy Packer

Tony Rutland

Lefty Davis

Williams led the Deacs to two unexpected victories as a 12 seed, the lowest at the time, in the 2006 ACC Tournament. He was also named Second Team All-Tournament that year.

Griffin led the Deacs to two victories in the ACC Tournament in his senior season in 1978, and a close loss in the championship game.

Packer helped Chappell lead the Deacs to being ACC Tournament Champions in 1961 and 1962 as the second leading scorer on the team.

Rutland played a role as a shooter in the 1995 championship and was Duncan’s main sidekick in the ‘96 championship run. He was also named to the 1996 All-Tournament First Team.

Davis led the Deacs to two wins in the 1956 ACC Tournament after Dickie Hemric graduated, and was Hemric’s main supporting player in the previous two years.

Who do you think should have been on the Second Team? Would you have made any changes to the First Team? Comment below.