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Streaking the Lawn's All-ACC Ballot and Discussion

Who will win end-of-season awards?

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Virginia's loss at Maryland capped the team's 16-2 ACC regular season. Now's the time when we get ready for the ACC tourney, look ahead to the Big Dance, and argue about (relatively meaningless) end-of-season awards. Obviously, before we do anything else, it's vital that we start that award discussion.

The media's ACC awards will be announced today (Monday) and tomorrow - all-ACC teams should come first, followed by Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, etc. The coaches now also vote on awards, which will come out later in the week. It's unfair, but your humble Streaking The Lawn bloggers have no say in the voting; don't worry though, here's the result of a vote of our own:


First Team All-ACC:

Jabari Parker, Duke (Player of the Year)

T.J. Warren, NC State

Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia

K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Second Team All-ACC:

Lamar Patterson, Pittsburgh

Marcus Paige, North Carolina

Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

Rodney Hood, Duke

Joe Harris, Virginia / Eric Atkins, Notre Dame (TIE)

Third Team All-ACC:

Olivier Hanlan, Boston College

James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina

Akil Mitchell, Virginia

Quinn Cook, Duke

Rion Brown, Miami

ACC All-Rookie Team:

Jabari Parker, Duke (Rookie of the Year)

Tyler Ennis, Syracuse

London Perrantes, Virginia

Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina

Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech

ACC All-Defense Team:

Akil Mitchell, Virginia (Defensive Player of the Year)

K.J. McDaniels, Clemson

Justin Anderson, Virginia

Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse

Daniel Miller, Georgia Tech / Talib Zanna, Pittsburgh / Quinn Cook, Duke (TIE)

Sixth Man Award: Justin Anderson, Virginia

Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia

The full breakdown of our votes can be viewed here.

As for what to expect when the actual voting comes out:

The first-team is essentially an 8-man race. Jabari Parker and TJ Warren will fight over the Player of the Year spot, with KJ McDaniels pretty close to a lock as well. The final 2 spots will go to some combo of Malcom Brogdon, Marcus Paige, CJ Fair, Tyler Ennis, and Lamar Patterson. At this time, I would say Paige is a pretty good bet (partially based on his North Carolina roots), followed by Brogdon, with CJ Fair the next most likely to make the cut. Joe Harris has a pretty good shot at showing up somewhere, most likely on third team. Akil Mitchell made our team, but is more of a dark horse candidate.

The rookie team is pretty straightforward as well. Parker, Ennis, and Perrantes are obvious locks. After that, the pickings get slim, but Meeks and Wilson look to be ready to make the team as well.

The all-defense team is always tougher to predict. Virginia is by far the conference's best defense, so we'd hope that a couple Hoos would make the cut - Mitchell is close to a lock, at least. Anderson, Brogdon, and Harris all deserve consideration as well, and I would be at least one makes the team, most likely Brogdon.

The Coach of the Year spot is Bennett's. Roy Williams will get a few votes as well, but it shouldn't be enough to overcome Tony Bennett's effort. And, while Justin Anderson is our unanimous selection for the Sixth Man award, votes should be all over the place there. Brice Johnson and Rasheed Sulaimon (even though he started about half of Duke's games) have also been tossed around.

We'll await the results of the "real" voting later on. What does everyone think? Who would make your first team?