The general rule is that when the NCAA Tournament begins, guard play matters most. Such a saying not only applies in the fast-paced ACC, but is practically the law of the land.
With so many teams playing either pure run-and-gun offense, fast-paced offense combined with tight on-ball D or some other fast approach entirely, having a strong guard to lead the attack is critical in the ACC. Just ask the Duke Blue Devils, who used a balanced approach in a run-and-gun offense last year to win a national championship.
The point is that without strong guards, the ACC wouldn’t be what it is. It’d just be a conference full of teams that don’t know the meaning of the phrase “slow it down.”
Thus, let’s take a deeper look at the ACC and its 10 best guards.