The ACC announced its individual award winners on Monday, and while there were no NC State players on the All-ACC first team, both Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner made the second team.
Joiner definitely has been playing like a first-teamer down the stretch, but with Isaiah Wong, Armando Bacot, Tyree Appleby, and Hunter Tyson pretty much locks for the top team, that didn’t leave a lot of room. Pitt’s Jamarius Burton landed the fifth spot. Wong is the Player of the Year.
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 337
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 324
Tyree Appleby, Wake Forest, 319
Hunter Tyson, Clemson, 271
Jamarius Burton, Pitt, 262
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 258
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 243
Jarkel Joiner, NC State, 203
Jordan Miller, Miami, 148
Blake Hinson, Pitt, 132
Norchad Omier, Miami, 131
PJ Hall, Clemson, 126
Kihei Clark, Virginia, 102
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 54
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 54
Lotta disrespect for my man Norchad Omier, who should have been on the second team, at the very least. And I’m not sure that Kihei Clark has any business here, but maybe this is the sort of career honor you get after 10 years in college.
Anyway, DJ Burns is an honorable mention, and that’s it for State players receiving votes. Kevin Keatts got a couple votes for Coach of the Year (which Jeff Capel won in a landslide), and Casey Morsell received some votes for Most Improved Player.