Considering Erick Green became the first player from the ACC since 1957 to lead the nation in scoring, it would have been criminal to leave him off the ACC’s first team.
The ACC announced its first, second and third teams today and The Winchester Rifle(man) made the first team, as expected. He is joined by Mason Plumlee (duke), Shane Larkin (miami), Joe Harris (uva) and Richard Howell (nc state).
Green scored 35 points in his final regular season game as a Hokie and in doing so, broke Bimbo Coles’ single season scoring record. Coles scored 785 points in 31 games during the 1989-90 season. Erick Green scored 786 points this year. He beat Bimbo by one point.
Green also led the nation in scoring with 25.5 points per game, which is 8.2 more ppg than the second leading scorer in the ACC, Plumlee, who averaged 17.2 a game. The last time a player from the ACC took the nation’s scoring title, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president and a guy named Grady Wallace from south carolina led the country in scoring.
Without further ado, here are your first, second, and, oh for the love of God, there’s a third team?
From Niemo: It’s worth noting that Plumlee got 73 first place votes while Green (and Larkin) only got 72. Plumlee had one more point than Green and two more than Larkin. This doesn’t determine ACC POTY but is interesting.
|ACC First Team|
|Erick Green||Virginia Tech|
|Richard Howell||nc State|
|ACC Second Team|
|Lorenzo Brown||nc state|
|James Michael McAdoo||unc|
|ACC Third Team|
|C.J. Leslie||nc state|
|Ryan Anderson||boston college|