On the heels of a dramatic comeback win against North Carolina in the regular-season finale, Duke players headlined the ACC honors announced Sunday.
Marvin Bagley III won ACC Player of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year convincingly, Wendell Carter Jr. made second-team All-ACC and joined Bagley on the All-Freshman Team and a late surge lifted senior captain Grayson Allen into third-team All-ACC recognition. Bagley was the only unanimous first-team All-ACC pick, and he was joined by Boston College's Jerome Robinson, North Carolina's Luke Maye and Joel Berry II and Virginia's Kyle Guy.
Despite missing four games with a mild knee sprain, Bagley dominated the interior throughout the season, averaging 20.7 points per game and 11.9 rebounds per contest, both leading the league. He earned 37 out of 57 Player of the Year votes and was nearly a unanimous Rookie of the Year, with only Virginia's De'Andre Hunter garnering one vote.
Joining Carter on the second team were Syracuse's Tyus Battle, Marcquise Reed of Clemson, Virginia's Devon Hall and Virginia Tech guard Justin Robinson. Carter finished second in voting for the All-Freshman Team with 56 votes, just behind Bagley's unanimous 57, and the Atlanta native also received one vote for Defensive Player of the Year.
Allen earned All-ACC recognition for the second time of his career after he was on the first team as a sophomore. Notre Dame's Matt Farrell, Virginia's Ty Jerome, Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie and N.C. State big man Omer Yurtseven rounded out the third team.
No Duke players landed on the All-Defensive despite the Blue Devils finishing second in the conference in adjusted defensive efficiency. The only other Duke player to receive a vote was Marques Bolden in the Sixth Man of the Year voting.
Gary Trent Jr. was also snubbed from All-Freshman and All-ACC teams. Hunter, Miami's Lonnie Walker IV and Syracuse's Oshae Brissett filled out the All-Freshman Team behind the Blue Devils' frontcourt duo.
Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett was an overwhelming selection for Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 17-1 conference record. The Defensive Player of the Year was his starting big man, Isaiah Wilkins.