All caveats regarding sample size are in full effect, but look where our Australian Shepherd would rank in the ACC in the categories* below if he had enough games to qualify:
FG%: 69.6 (1st)
2pt. FG%: 69.6 (1st)
Blocks per Game: 3.0 (1st)
Effective FG%: 69.6 (1st)
Block%: 13.0 (1st)
True Shooting%: 68.9 (2nd)
Offensive Rating: 140.9 (3rd)
Offensive Rebounding % 11.6 (4th)
Rebounds per Game: 7.0 (T 7th)
Player Efficiency Rating: 27.5 (7th)
Turnover%: 7.7 (T 7th)
Total Rebounding %: 15.1 (9th)
Win Shares per 40 Minutes: .235 (T 9th)
The above looks like the résumé of, at worst, an honorable mention all-ACC performer. If T.J. Warren continues along at his POY-caliber clip and Jordan Vandenberg can replicate his breakout performance through the rigors of conference play, it's a pretty safe bet that N.C. State's preseason ranking of 10th in the conference pegs the club far too low.
I'm not enough pitchers into the Kool-Aid to call this team an ACC title contender, but if the Dandy Vandy is for real, it sure looks like an NCAA dancer. Sports are fun again.