ACC Basketball coaches and players from around the league are in Charlotte today to take part in the conference’s Media Day.
It’s that time of year when the leagues bring representatives from each team together to meet with the media to help offer a preview of what we can expect in the upcoming season. It also provides members of the media opportunities to seek out different storylines and themes with certain teams and players.
There are quite a few intriguing storylines heading into the event that I’m sure will lead to many questions for the coaches and players.
How will Roy Williams handle another onslaught of questions about the academic scandal at UNC?
How much attention will Louisville receive as the new kid in town?
How long will it take for Jim Boeheim to become irritated with questions about the NCAA investigation of Syracuse?
Has everyone already forgotten that Virginia was the most dominant team in the league last year and returns a lot of talent from that group?
Will Virginia Tech’s Buzz Williams and Wake Forest’s Danny Manning continue to impress in their new jobs?
This year’s event is being held at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Charlotte. You can also catch the live stream on TheACC.com.
I’m sure Jim Boeheim is thrilled about making the trip.
Representing Duke along with Mike Krzyzewski will be this year’s two captains, Quinn Cook and Amile Jefferson.
Both are upperclassmen who are expected to be leaders on this season’s team, and for a media day environment, both are engaging well-spoken guys who should be among the better interviews at the event.
Kudos to Mike Waters of the The Post Standard in Syracuse for putting together this list of all the players who will be representing their teams at Media Day.
Boston College: Olivier Hanlan & Dennis Clifford
Clemson: Rod Hall & Landry Nnoko
Duke: Quinn Cook & Amile Jefferson
Florida State: Aaron Thomas & Montay Brandon
Georgia Tech: Marcus Georges-Hunt & Corey Heyward
Louisville: Montrezl Harrell & Wayne Blackshear
Miami: Angel Rodriguez & Sheldon McClellan
N.C. State: Ralston Turner & Kyle Washington
North Carolina: Marcus Paige & Brice Johnson
Notre Dame: Pat Connaughton & Jerian Grant
Pittsburgh: Cameron Wright & James Robinson
Syracuse: Trevor Cooney & Rakeem Christmas
Virginia: Malcolm Brogdon & Darion Atkins
Virginia Tech: Adam Smith & Will Johnston
Wake Forest: Codi Miller-McIntyre & Aaron Roundtree