After averaging 17.6 points and 9.2 rebounds this season, Duke’s Jahlil Okafor is the first freshman in ACC history to be named Player of the Year.
Okafor joins a prestigious list of former ACC stars like Michael Jordan, Grant Hill, Tim Duncan, Christian Laettner, Antawn Jamison, Elton Brand – who have all won the award.
— Duke Basketball (@dukeblueplanet) March 8, 2015
For the second year in a row, Virginia’s Tony Bennett was named ACC Coach of the year.
Duke has the most ACC Player of the Year winners in league history with 15 recipients. UNC is second with 14 and Wake Forest is 3rd with 10.
In addition to Player of the Year, the league also announced their All-ACC teams.
First Team All-ACC
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke (64) 320
Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame (64) 320
Rakeem Christmas, Gr. Syracuse (51) 294
Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia (53) 293
Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College (29) 246
Second Team All-ACC
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville (21) 220
Quinn Cook, Sr., Duke (23) 219
Terry Rozier, So., Louisville (2) 154
Trevor Lacey, Jr., NC State (2) 123
Justin Anderson, Jr., Virginia (5) 106
Third Team All-ACC
Marcus Paige, Jr., North Carolina (4) 97
Tyus Jones, Fr., Duke (2) 89
Pat Connaughton, Sr., Notre Dame 45
Anthony Gill, Jr., Virginia 42
Brice Johnson, Jr., North Carolina 40
Jamel Artis, So., Pittsburgh 33
Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami 32
London Perrantes, So., Virginia 31
Sheldon McClellan, Jr., Miami 31
Justise Winslow, Fr., Duke 29
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Fr., Florida State 24
Michael Young, So., Pittsburgh 14
Angel Rodriguez, Jr., Miami 13
Codi Miller-McIntyre, Jr., Wake Forest 12
Kennedy Meeks, So.,North Carolina 10
The New York Life ACC Tournament will tip-off next Tuesday in Greensboro, NC.