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Jahlil Okafor Sweeps ACC Coaches Honors


The Duke Blue Devils might not be the deepest team in college basketball, but they know how win and dominate in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

This is especially true of Duke Center Jahlil Okafor who was named the ACC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and picked up First-Team All ACC honor as well as First-Team All ACC Freshmen honors.

Well, when you are second in the ACC in scoring with 17.6 points-per-game and third in rebounding at 9.2 per game, it’s pretty safe to say you are going to take home some hardware. To make his numbers even crazier, Okafor has scored 10 or more points in 29 of his 30 games heading into the ACC Tournament.

Did we mention Okafor has 11 double-doubles on the season too?

He wasn’t the only Blue Devil getting some praise as as Quinn Cook picked up Second Team All-ACC, while Tyus Jones added a Third Team All-ACC and All-Freshman Team plaque to his collection. Justise Winslow was named to the All-ACC Freshman Team to round out the honors for Duke.

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Tony Bennett took home his second-straight ACC Coach of the Year honor to go along with his second-straight regular season title the Cavaliers. Virginia is the first ACC team outside of the state of North Carolina to repeat as regular-season champs.

So who else took home what?

Here is a full list of all of the Coaches Award Winners…

First Team All-ACC

Oliver Hanlan (JR) – Boston College
Jahlil Okafor (FR) – Duke
Jerian Grant (SR) – Notre Dame
Rakeem Christmas (SR) – Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon (JR) – Virginia

Second Team All-ACC

Quinn Cook (SR) – Duke
Montrezl Harrell (JR) – Louisville
Terry Rozier (SO) – Louisville
Marcus Paige (JR) – North Carolina
Justin Anderson (JR) – Virginia

Third Team All-ACC

Tyus Jones (FR) – Duke
Brice Johnson (JR) – North Carolina
Trevor Lacey (JR) – NC State
Pat Connaughton (SR) – Notre Dame
Jamel Artis (SO) – Pittsburgh

ACC All-Defensive Team

Tonye Jekiri (JR) – Miami
Beejay Anya (SO) – NC State
Jerian Grant (SR) – Notre Dame
Rakeem Christmas (SR) – Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon (JR) – Virginia
Anthony Gill (JR) – Virginia

ACC All-Freshman Team

Jahlil Okafor – Duke
Tyus Jones – Duke
Justise Winslow – Duke
Xavier Rathan-Mayes – Florida State
Justin Jackson – North Carolina

ACC Most Improved Player of the Year

Rakeem Christmas (SR) – Syracuse

ACC Sixth Man of the Year

Mike Toby (JR) – Virginia

ACC Player of the Year

Jahlil Okafor – Duke

ACC Freshman of the Year

Jahlil Okafor – Duke

ACC Defensive Player(s) of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon (JR) – Virginia
Rakeem Christmas (SR) – Syracuse

ACC Coach of the Year

Tony Bennett – Virginia

All awards were voted on by the coaches in the ACC.

*Section Photo credit to Streeter Lecka, Getty Images; Featured Photo (above) credit to Lance King, Getty Images


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