My All-ACC team
Posted March 7, 2011
I'm usually a diligent voter on the All-ACC football and basketball teams but I didn't receive a ballot this year. By the time I realized it, the clock had expired. So I am not one of the 75 voters for the ACC awards but here's how my ballot would have looked.
I only looked at conference game stats, not all-game stats to help determine my teams.
Nolan Smith and Jordan Williams were the first two names I wrote down for the first team...no brainers. I feel strongly that the regular season champion should be represented and my choice from UNC was Tyler Zeller. Virginia Tech's back court was shaken with the December foot injury to guard Dorenzo Hudson. Malcolm Delaney continued to shine and earns a first-team vote from me. My final first teamer is Georgia Tech's Iman Shumpert who appeared in several statistical categories. He was second in the league in scoring, first in steals, tenth in assists and 15th in rebounding.
My second team was lead by Kyle Singler. He was missing in several ACC contests and that knocked him to my second team. Harrison Barnes and John Henson were also on my second team along with Virginia Tech's Jeff Allen and Boston College's Reggie Jackson, who made the official first team.
Chris Singleton would have been a second teamer by his injury landed him on my third team. Demontez Stitt, Joe Tripani and Derwin Kitchen are also my out of state players on the third team. Once Carolina inserted Kendall Marshall into the starting point guard role, the Tar Heels became a different team. He's also on my third team after leading the ACC with 6.8 assists per game.
My player of the year is Nolan Smith, coach of the year is Roy Williams and my rookie of the year is Harrison Barnes.