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Streaking the Lawn’s ACC Awards and All-Conference Ballot

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The STL staff did not pick any Hoos for First Team All-ACC

NCAA Basketball: Pittsburgh at Virginia Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

With ACC end-of-season awards to be announced this week, the Streaking the Lawn staff collaborated to put together our own ballot, which STL managing editor Brian Leung submitted to the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA), the organization that has historically determined the official All-ACC honors.

Justin Jackson of North Carolina was our ACC Player of the Year pick, in what promises to be a tightly contested race with Luke Kennard, Bonzie Colson, and John Collins. Jackson took home 7 votes from our staff, with Collins earning three and Colson one.

All four made our ACC first-team and were joined by Louisville’s Donovan Mitchell.

Only one Virginia Cavalier qualified for the All-ACC team, with London Perrantes earning a spot on the second team, joining Dennis Smith, Jr., Jonathan Isaac, Kennedy Meeks, and Ben Lammers.

We also recognized Isaiah Wilkins, arguably the best defensive player on the conference’s best defensive team, as Defensive Player of the Year. Last season, Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon earned that title along with the Player of the Year title, the first ACC athlete to earn both awards. Dennis Smith Jr. of NC State won Freshman Player of the Year, and Josh Pastner, who took a GT team picked to finish 14th to the NCAA bubble, was our Coach of the Year.

Here is our full ballot (or scroll down with individual picks, in case you want to figure out whom to call out). The ACSMA All-ACC honors, which will be announced this afternoon, Sunday, March 5, are no longer recognized by the ACC as the official results. Beginning this year, each school will have four votes -- the school’s coach, member of the radio crew, and two other media members (STL was not selected this year) — in an attempt by the league to decentralize some of the North Carolina and Virginia concentration.

Streaking the Lawn’s Ballot:

Player of the Year: Justin Jackson, North Carolina
Coach of the Year: Josh Pastner, Georgia Tech
Most Improved: Luke Kennard, Duke
Sixth Man: Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech
Defensive POY: Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia
Freshman POY: Dennis Smith Jr., NC State

First Team:
Luke Kennard, Duke
Justin Jackson, North Carolina
John Collins, Wake Forest
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville

Second Team:
Dennis Smith Jr., NC State
London Perrantes, Virginia
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech

Third Team:
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson
Michael Young, Pittsburgh
Davon Reed, Miami
Jamel Artis, Pittsburgh

Also Considered: Seth Allen, Zach LeDay, Tyler Lydon, Andrew White, John Gillon, Quentin Snider, Josh Okogie, Grayson Allen, Bruce Brown, Amile Jefferson, Joel Berry, Jerome Robinson

Full voting:

Award Brian S. Caroline Paul Eric Tim Matt Danny Will Ryan Tiki Pierce
Award Brian S. Caroline Paul Eric Tim Matt Danny Will Ryan Tiki Pierce
First Team John Collins Bonzie Colson John Collins Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Donovan Mitchell Justin Jackson Bonzie Colson Luke Kennard Justin Jackson
First Team Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Bonzie Colson Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Justin Jackson Justin Jackson John Collins
First Team Bonzie Colson Dennis Smith Jr Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Bonzie Colson Donovan Mitchell Justin Jackson Dennis Smith Jr John Collins John Collins Luke Kennard
First Team Luke Kennard John Collins Jonathan Isaac John Collins Dennis Smith Jr Bonzie Colson John Collins Bonzie Colson Luke Kennard Bonzie Colson Bonzie Colson
First Team Donovan Mitchell Luke Kennard Bonzie Colson Donovan Mitchell John Collins John Collins Bonzie Colson John Collins Donovan Mitchell Dennis Smith Jr Donovan Mitchell
Second Team London Perrantes London Perrantes Dennis Smith Jr London Perrantes Ben Lammers Jonathan Isaac London Perrantes London Perrantes Dennis Smith Jr Kennedy Meeks Dennis Smith Jr
Second Team Davon Reed Ben Lammers London Perrantes Kennedy Meeks Donovan Mitchell Dennis Smith Jr Bruce Brown Ben Lammers London Perrantes Donovan Mitchell Michael Young
Second Team Dennis Smith Jr Donovan Mitchell Quentin Snider Ben Lammers Kennedy Meeks Kennedy Meeks Josh Okogie Donovan Mitchell Jamel Artis Ben Lammers Ben Lammers
Second Team Michael Young Jamel Artis Donovan Mitchell Dwayne Bacon Dwayne Bacon Jaron Blossomgame Tyler Lydon Kennedy Meeks Jaron Blossomgame Dwayne Bacon London Perrantes
Second Team Jonathan Isaac Davon Reed Kennedy Meeks Dennis Smith Jr London Perrantes London Perrantes Jonathan Isaac Jaron Blossomgame Dwayne Bacon Jamel Artis Jonathan Isaac
Third Team Seth Allen Michael Young Dwayne Bacon Jamel Artis Jamel Artis Grayson Allen Dennis Smith Jr Grayson Allen Jonathan Isaac London Perrantes Jerome Robinson
Third Team Dwayne Bacon Dwayne Bacon Zach Leday Zach LeDay Zach LeDay Seth Allen John Gillon Tyler Lydon Zach LeDay Davon Reed Kennedy Meeks
Third Team Zach LeDay Seth Allen Andrew White Seth Allen Jaron Blossomgame Andrew White Davon Reed Dwayne Bacon Michael Young Zach LeDay Amile Jefferson
Third Team John Gillon Jaron Blossomgame Davon Reed Jaron Blossomgame Seth Allen Michael Young Ben Lammers Jonathan Isaac Davon Reed Michael Young Seth Allen
Third Team Jaron Blossomgame Tyler Lydon Jaron Blossomgame Jonathan Isaac John Gillon Ben Lammers Kennedy Meeks Seth Allen Joel Berry Amile Jefferson Andrew White
Player of the Year John Collins Justin Jackson John Collins Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Justin Jackson Bonzie Colson Justin Jackson Justin Jackson John Collins John Collins
Coach of the Year Josh Pastner Tony Bennett Danny Manning Josh Pastner Josh Pastner Roy Williams Danny Manning Josh Pastner Josh Pastner Mike Brey Josh Pastner
Most Improved John Collins Luke Kennard John Collins Luke Kennard Luke Kennard Luke Kennard John Collins Luke Kennard Donovan Mitchell Luke Kennard Luke Kennard
Sixth Man Zach LeDay Zach LeDay Kyle Guy Zach LeDay Zach LeDay Seth Allen Marcquise Reed Zach LeDay Zach LeDay Zach LeDay Zach LeDay
Defensive POY Isaiah Wilkins Isaiah Wilkins Devon Hall Isaiah Wilkins Isaiah Wilkins Donovan Mitchell Ben Lammers Ben Lammers Isaiah Wilkins Isaiah Wilkins Ben Lammers
Freshman POY Dennis Smith Jr Dennis Smith Jr Jonathan Isaac Dennis Smith Jr Dennis Smith Jr Dennis Smith Jr Jonathan Isaac Dennis Smith Jr. Dennis Smith Jr. Dennis Smith Jr Dennis Smith Jr