2014-15 All-ACC Teams & Awards

Duke Freshmen

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It’s a big day for ACC basketball as the conference announces its All-ACC teams and awards as chosen by coaches around the league.

The Duke basketball program received numerous awards and accolades, which is headlined by freshman center Jahlil Okafor being named the league’s Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.

Okafor helped lead the Blue Devils to a 28-3 regular season record with a team-best 17.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. He also led the conference in field goal shooting at nearly 67%. The 6’11”, 270-pounder is also widely regarded as one of the favorites for numerous National Player of the Year Awards.

In addition to Okafor’s awards, multiple other Duke players were recognized. Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones earned spots on the All-ACC teams along with Okafor, while Justise Winslow made the All-ACC Freshman team.

The following are all awards that were announced by the ACC as voted upon by the coaches.

All-ACC Teams

First Team All-ACC
Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke
Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame
Rakeem Christmas, Gr. 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., Pitt

2014-15 ACC Coaches’ All-ACC Freshman Team
Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Tyus Jones, Duke
Justise Winslow, Duke
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State
Justin Jackson, North Carolina

Coaches’ 2014-15 All-ACC Defensive Team
Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami
BeeJay Anya, So., NC State
Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame
Rakeem Christmas, Gr., Syracuse
Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia
Anthony Gill, Jr, Virginia

Individual Awards

Player of the Year & Rookie of the Year: Jahlil Okafor, Duke
Most Improved Player: Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse
Sixth Man of the Year: Mike Tobey, Virginia
Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse & Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Tony Bennett, Virginia

Read more about the awards on TheACC.com.

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David Aldridge

David Aldridge

David has been a die hard fan of Duke Basketball since the 1990's, when Coach K and the Blue Devils slapped the floor and made their way into his heart. During his playing days, David perfected his role on his basketball team as being the guy who would hold everyone on the bench back after a teammate would make a clutch shot. He once played N.C. State legend David Thompson in a game of H-O-R-S-E. David won.

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