Coach Of The Year
|Seth Greenberg, Virginia Tech||Picked 11th, finished fourth with so-so talent, zero depth|
Others: Roy Williams (UNC), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke), Frank Haith (Miami).
Assistant Coach Of The Year
|Joe Holladay, UNC||Plays "good cop" in expert pairing with Steve Robinson|
Others: Larry Hunter (NCSU), Ron Bradley (Clem.), Brad Greenberg (VT).
Player Of The Year
|J.J. Redick, Duke||If you think "just a shooter," you just don't know hoops|
Voting Breakdown: Redick 47.7%, May (27.3), Paul (13.6), Felton (11.4).
Freshman Of The Year
|Marvin Williams, UNC||Rare combination of size, skill, touch, demeanor, humility|
Voting Breakdown: Williams 90.9%, Sean Singletary (9.1).
|J.J. Redick, Duke||Created huge shots for self, others; better defense, stamina|
|Chris Paul, Wake Forest||With Redick, made and deserved first-team All-American|
|Sean May, UNC||Improved conditioning paid off with post scoring, defense|
|Shelden Williams, Duke||Awesome defender dramatically increased post production|
|Raymond Felton, UNC||Elevated game with extra heart, handling, defense, threes|
|Eric Williams, Wake Forest||Would join five players above on any most-improved lists|
|Guillermo Diaz, Miami||Only he and Williams finished near first team in our voting|
|Julius Hodge, N.C. State||Last season's POY battled, produced through frustration|
|Jarrett Jack, Georgia Tech||Strong two-way player served as Jackets' firm foundation|
|Rashad McCants, UNC^||Missing 25 percent of ACC regular season cost him votes|
|Justin Gray, Wake Forest||Stellar shooter, scorer must improve defense to rise higher|
|Sharrod Ford, Clemson||In many games, he was most impressive prospect on floor|
|Zabian Dowdell, Virginia Tech^||Carried enormous load on team that lacked many options|
|Daniel Ewing, Duke||Savvy senior handled difficult PG challenge with aplomb|
|Marvin Williams, UNC^||How many non-starters are impressive enough to be here?|
Others: Hite (Miami), McCray^ (Md.), D.Smith^ (UVa), J.Williams (UNC).
|Marvin Williams, UNC||A very high NBA lottery pick as soon as he wants to be|
|Sean Singletary, Virginia||Talent, poise, leadership suggest long, prosperous career|
|Cliff Hammonds, Clemson||Mental, physical toughness tremendous for first-year PG|
|DeMarcus Nelson, Duke||Versatile guard played everywhere, survived early injury|
|Deron Washington, Virginia Tech||Hard-nosed WF steady after stellar pre-ACC performance|
Others: Brackman (NCSU), Gist (Md.), Dickey (GT), Morrow (GT), Rich (FSU).
|Shelden Williams, Duke||Smooth shotblocker one of top defenders in ACC history|
|Jackie Manuel, UNC||Savvy specialist superb complement to skillful teammates|
|Jamon Gordon, Virginia Tech||Perimeter toughness set tone for Hokies' surprise season|
|Jamaal Levy, Wake Forest^||Long arms very effective whether on or away from ball|
|Chris McCray, Maryland^||Effort, effectiveness sometimes lost during difficult year|
Others: Felton (UNC), McHenry (GT), Paul (WF), King (Miami), Ford (Clem.).
|Chris Bosh, BF, Georgia Tech||Would-be junior enjoying $9.4 million NBA contract|
|Luol Deng, WF, Duke||Devils' one-year wonder; 12.1 ppg 5.3 rpg for Bulls|
|Shaun Livingston, PG, Duke||Suffering through injury-plagued year with Clippers|
|J.R. Smith, WG, UNC||Tar Heels' first HS-to-NBA guy; starting for Hornets|
|Josh Powell, BF, N.C. State||Left Wolfpack to become No. 1 pick - in CBA draft|
Others: Tony Stockman (Clem./Ohio State), Ed Nelson (GT/Connecticut).
Other Postseason Awards
|Best Interview, Coach||Seth Greenberg, VT||Honest, informative, funny; close over Prosser|
|Most Accessible, Coach||Skip Prosser, WF||Next-best:Greenberg, Purnell, Williams (both)|
|Best Interview, Assistant||Chris Collins, Duke||Ignores politically correct/coach-speak filters|
|Best Interview, Player||Sean May, UNC||Perceptive, smooth; close over Hodge (NCSU)|
|Best Official||Reggie Cofer||No matter whom we pick, many complain|
|Best Media Relations||Dean Buchan||Wake Forest assistant AD respects media's task|
|Best Writer, Career||Bob Thomas||Florida Times-Union guy knows ACC inside-out|
|Best Writer, Year||Jon Solomon||From The State; also Jeff White, Richmond T-D|
|Best Writer, Other||Mike DeCourcy||Sporting News guru understands college hoops|
|Best Columnist, Career||Caulton Tudor||Savvy Raleigh (N.C.) News & Observer veteran|
|Best Columnist, Year||David Teel||Insightful Newport News (Va.) Daily Press star|
|Best Columnist, Other||John Feinstein||Love him or hate him, always sharp, interesting|
|Best TV Play-By-Play||Mike Patrick||ABC/ESPN voice closely associated with ACC|
|Best TV Color||Len Elmore||Close over Vitale, Packer, Bonner, Gminski, etc.|
|Best TV Analyst||Jay Bilas||Highly knowledgeable, well-spoken, professional|
|Best Radio, Play-By-Play||Wes Durham||GT voice nips dad (Woody), McDonald (UVa)|
|Best Radio, Color||Tony Haynes||NCSU guy edges Mixon (UNC), Freidinger (WF)|
|Best Radio, Other||Matthew Laurance||Duke sideline reporter shares rare, unique access|
^ - different result than "official" ACC voting
NOTE: Like the balloting for the "official" ACC awards, which are done by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, the ACC Sports Journal voting always is done at the conclusion of the regular season. The Sports Journal had 88 participants this year, and (unlike the "official" awards) as always the voters were divided equally (eight per team) among the conference's 11 member schools. This year, the breakdown went this way: five media members (print, radio, TV, electronic), two carefully selected fans (Sports Journal subscribers) and one university representative (coach, administrator, SID) per school. Numerous media members, including ACC Sports Journal editor Dave Glenn, participated in both the ACSMA voting and the Sports Journal voting.
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