Clemson forward Jaron Blossomgame has been named First-Team All-ACC by the ACC coaches on Monday. On Sunday he was named First-Team All-ACC by the media.
Joining Blossomgame on the All-ACC team was North Carolina’s Brice Johnson, Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon, Duke’s Grayson Allen and NC State’s Cat Barber.
Brogdon was voted the ACC Player of the Year by the league’s head coaches and leads that group’s list of postseason honors and all-conference teams. He was also voted the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and Duke’s Brandon Ingram was the overwhelming choice as the ACC Freshman of the Year.
Clemson center Landry Nnoko was named to the All-ACC Defensive team as well. He led the ACC in blocks per game (2.4) during the regular season, accumulating a career-high 71 over 30 games. He is the primary factor the Tigers lead the ACC as a team in blocks per game.
Nnoko posted a career-best eight blocks at Virginia Tech, most by any ACC player in a game this season. Heading into the ACC Tournament, Nnoko is fifth in Clemson history with 212 blocks over his career.
Blossomgame averages 18.6 points per game to rank third in the conference and has scored 20-or-more points in 15 games. Blossomgame’s big scoring nights have included games of 33 and 31 points. The redshirt junior ranks among the ACC leaders in field goal percentage (.516) and is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.
Blossomgame scored 373 points in the ACC regular season, third-most in program history.
Miami’s Jim Larrañaga was voted the ACC Coach of the Year, while North Carolina junior Isaiah Hicks earned recognition as Sixth Man of the Year. Blossomgame and Allen tied in the coaches’ voting for the ACC’s Most Improved Player.
Notre Dame’s Demetrius Jackson (15.9 ppg, 4.97 apg), Miami’s Sheldon McClellan (15.7 ppg, .852 FT percentage), Duke’s Ingram (16.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg), Syracuse’s Michael Gbinije (17.6 ppg, 4.5 apg) and Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt (16.6 ppg, 18.1 ppg in ACC play) comprise the coaches’ All-ACC second team.
Louisville’s Damion Lee (15.7 ppg, .843 FT percentage), Virginia’s Anthony Gill (13.6 ppg, .556 FG percentage), Pitt’s Michael Young (16.1 ppg, 54 percent shooting from the floor), Notre Dame’s Zach Auguste (14.5 ppg, 10.4 rpg) and Miami’s Tonye Jekiri (9.1 rpg, .525 shooting percentage) earned third-team All-ACC honors in the coaches’ voting.
2016 ACC Basketball Postseason Honors (Coaches)
All-Atlantic Coast Conference
(5 points for first-team vote, 3 points for second-team, 1 point for third-team)
Brice Johnson, Sr., North Carolina *75
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia *75
Grayson Allen, So., Duke 69
Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson 65
Cat Barber, Jr., NC State 60
Demetrius Jackson, Jr., Notre Dame 45
Sheldon McClellan, Sr., Miami 44
Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke 41
Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse 36
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech 32
Damion Lee, Sr., Louisville 30
Anthony Gill, Sr., Virginia 21
Michael Young, Jr., Pittsburgh 15
Zach Auguste, Sr., Notre Dame 9
Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami 9
Malik Beasley, Florida State, Fr.; Zach LeDay, Jr., Virginia Tech; Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville; London Perrantes, Jr., Virginia; Devin Thomas, Sr., Wake Forest.
All-ACC Freshman Team
Brandon Ingram, Duke 15
Malik Beasley, Florida State 15
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State 14
Malachi Richardson, Syracuse 14
Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest 8
All-ACC Defensive Team
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia 15
Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami 12
Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse 8
Landry Nnoko, Sr., Clemson 8
Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville 6
Brice Johnson, Sr., North Carolina 6
ACC Player of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia
ACC Freshman of the Year
Brandon Ingram, Duke
ACC Coach of the Year
Jim Larrañaga, Miami
ACC Defensive Player of the Year
Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., Virginia
ACC Most Improved Players of the Year
Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson
Grayson Allen, So., Duke
Sixth Man of the Year
Isaiah Hicks, Jr., North Carolina
* Unanimous selection
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