The regular season came to an end this weekend, and the Virginia Cavaliers used a 68-58 win over Louisville to finish atop the ACC standings. Monday morning, the All-ACC honors were announced on the ACC Network’s Packer and Durham.
Virginia’s Sam Hauser led the way for the Cavaliers as the lone representative on the first team, with Jay Huff getting the nod on both the second team and the all-defense team. Kihei Clark was placed on the honorable mention team.
Georgia Tech’s Moses Wright was named ACC Player of the Year, making it the first time a Yellow Jacket has won the award since Dennis Scott in 1990. Wright’s teammate Jose Alvarado was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year, and Virginia Tech’s Mike Young earned Coach of the Year honors.
Duke’s Matthew Hurt was named the Most Improved Player, while FSU’s Scottie Barnes got both Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year.
Wright, Hurt, and Hauser were joined on the first team by Louisville’s Carlik Jones and Pitt’s Justin Champagnie. The second team includes Alvarado, Huff, Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, FSU’s MJ Walker, and Clemson’s Aamir Simms. RaiQuan Gray (FSU), Isaiah Wong (Miami), Quincy Guerrier (Syracuse), Prentiss Hubb (Notre Dame), and Armando Bacot (UNC) round out the third team.
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Tony Bennett finished fourth in Coach of the Year voting, coming in behind Young, Leonard Hamilton (FSU), and Josh Pastner (GT). Huff was second in Defensive Player of the Year, getting 17 votes to Alvarado’s 35. Manny Bates (NC State), Jordan Goldwire (Duke), Simms, and Aluma round out the All-Defense team.
According to David Teel of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, this is the first time since 2013 that the first team has had three seniors (Wright, Jones, and Hauser). Wright earned a commanding 33 votes to finish first in Player of the Year voting, followed by Jones and Champagnie with 13 apiece.
You can check out the full results and votes here.
The ACC tournament gets underway on Tuesday, but the Hoos won’t play until Thursday at noon.