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Pitt Picked Last By ACC Media



It’s probably not a big surprise, considering that the Panthers were coming off an 0-19 season in conference play, but the ACC media predicted on Wednesday that the Panthers will finish in last place in the conference in the 2018-19.

The media panel produced that Duke will win the league, with Virginia, North Carolina, Syracuse and Clemson also getting first-place votes.

North Carolina’s Luke Maye was picked for the preseason all-ACC team and was joined on the first all-conference team by Syracuse’s Tyus Battle, Duke freshman RJ Barrett, Virginia’s Kyle Guy and Boston College’s Ky Bowman. Barrett was named the preseason freshman of the year.

Pitt did not have a player honored. Former Robert Morris guard Marcquise Reed, now a senior at Clemson, was named second-team all-conference.

Here are the full results:

ACC Order of Finish (First-place votes in parenthesis)
1-Duke (52) – 1709
2-Virginia (47) – 1699
3-North Carolina (20) – 1641
4-Syracuse (1) – 1268
5-Virginia Tech – 1187
6-Clemson (1) -1148
7-Florida State – 1127
8-NC State – 885
9-Notre Dame – 859
10-Miami – 816
11-Louisville – 735
12-Boston College – 568
13-Georgia Tech – 324
14-Wake Forest – 313
15-Pitt – 241

Preseason All-ACC
First Team

Luke Maye, North Carolina (111)
Tyus Battle, Syracuse (86)
RJ Barrett, Duke (76)
Kyle Guy, Virginia (62)
Ky Bowman, Boston College (58)

Second Team
Zion Williamson, Duke (55)
De’Andre Hunter, Virginia (32)
Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech (29)
Ty Jerome, Virginia (17)
Marcquise Reed, Clemson (16)

ACC Preseason Player of the Year
Luke Maye, North Carolina (50)
RJ Barrett, Duke (22)
Zion Williamson, Duke (15)
Tyus Battle, Syracuse (11)
Ky Bowman, Boston College (7)
Kyle Guy, Virginia (5)
De’Andre Hunter, Virginia (4)
Ty Jerome, Virginia (2)
Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech (2)
Cam Reddish, Duke (1)
T.J. Gibbs, Notre Dame (1)
Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest (1)

ACC Preseason Freshman of the Year
RJ Barrett, Duke (66)
Zion Williamson, Duke (43)
Cam Reddish, Duke (4)
Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest (3)
Coby White, North Carolina (2)
Jalen Carey, Syracuse (1)
Nate Laszewski, Notre Dame (1)
Jairus Hamilton, Boston College (1)


For the second straight season, Pittsburgh Sports Now participated in the poll. Here is Alan Saunders’ ballot:

POY: Maye
All-ACC: Maye, Battle, Guy, Hunter, Bowman
ROY: Williamson
Order of finish: Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Syracuse, Florida State, Clemson, NC State, Louisville, Boston College, Miami, Georgia Tech, Pitt, Wake Forest

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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