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2021-2022 ACC Awards

Before the official awards and All-ACC teams are released later this morning, I wanted to share what my ballot would have looked like.

Player of the Year- Alondes Williams, Wake Forest

Williams became the first ever player in the ACC to lead the league in both scoring and assists in the same year, and did it in his first year in the league. Bacot and Banchero both deserve consideration here, but my vote has to go to Williams.

Defensive Player of the Year- Reece Beekman, Virginia

This has been a 2 man race for most of the year between Beekman and Mark Williams. Beekman led the conference in steals, while Williams led the league in blocks, but I'm going with Beekman because of his ability to shut down the opposing team's best player 1-3.

Freshman of the Year- Paolo Banchero, Duke

Blake Wesley made this a closer race than I thought anyone would, but the Freshman of the Year has to go to the only Freshman that's going to make All-ACC.

Coach of the Year- Steve Forbes, Wake Forest

This award might be more contentious than Player of the Year this season because Forbes, Coach K, Larranaga, and Brey are all deserving of the award; however, I'm going with Forbes. Wake Forest went from 3 ACC wins last year to 13 this year after being selected to finish 13th in the preseason polls.

6th Man of the Year- Matthew Cleveland, Florida State

I know he's had to start games recently due to injury, but if he's still eligible for this award, he deserves it.

Most Improved Player- Dereon Seabron, NC State

Seabron went from averaging 5.2 PPG, 3.5 RPG, and 0.8 APG last year to 17.3 PPG, 8 RPG, and 3.1 APG this year. This one is a no-brainer.

All ACC 1st Team

  • Alondes Williams, Wake Forest

  • Armando Bacot, North Carolina

  • Paolo Banchero, Duke

  • Kameron McGusty, Miami

  • Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech

All ACC 2nd Team

  • Jake Laravia, Wake Forest

  • Mark Williams, Duke

  • Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse

  • Isaiah Wong, Miami

  • Reece Beekman, Virginia

All ACC 3rd Team

  • Dereon Seabron, NC State

  • Jayden Gardner, Virginia

  • Blake Wesley, Notre Dame

  • Wendell Moore, Duke

  • Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech

Honorable Mention

  • Charlie Moore, Miami

  • Justyn Mutts, Virginia Tech

  • Kihei Clark, Virginia

  • Caleb Love, North Carolina

  • Terquavion Smith, NC State

  • PJ Hall, Clemson

  • John Hugley, Pitt

  • Jordan Usher, Georgia Tech

  • Dane Goodwin, Notre Dame

  • Matthew Cleveland, Florida State

All ACC Freshman Team

  • Paolo Banchero, Duke

  • Blake Wesley, Notre Dame

  • Terquavion Smith, NC State

  • Matthew Cleveland, Florida State

  • Trevor Keels, Duke

All ACC Defensive Team

  • Reece Beekman, Virginia

  • Mark Williams, Duke

  • Leaky Black, North Carolina

  • Justyn Mutts, Virginia Tech

  • Jake Laravia, Wake Forest

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