Coaches in all sports like to use the no respect card as a source of motivation for their team. Jeff Capel will no doubt have that opportunity with this years team.
Tuesday morning, the official 2021 ACC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll was released and the Pitt Panthers were picked to finish next to last in the ACC. This poll was selected by media members at last weeks ACC Tipoff event.
Here is the order of finish that was predicted for the upcoming season.
ACC Men’s Basketball 2021 Preseason Media Poll:
2) Florida State
3) North Carolina
5) Virginia Tech
8) Notre Dame
9) NC State
10) Georgia Tech
13) Wake Forest
15) Boston College
Last season, Pitt finished with an overall record of 10-12 and 6-10 in the ACC, which was good for 12th place in the conference.
In terms of individual player predictions, here are the predictions for First and Second All-ACC, along with Player of the Year predictions.
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech
Paolo Banchero, Duke
Armando Bacot, North Carolina
Isaiah Wong, Miami
Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech
Kihei Clark, Virginia
Prentiss Hubb, Notre Dame
Mark Williams, Duke
Wendell Moore Jr., Duke
Caleb Love, North Carolina
Malik Williams, Louisville
Preseason Player of the Year:
Paolo Banchero, Duke (28 votes)
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech (16 votes)
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse (13 votes)
Armando Bacot, North Carolina (12 votes)
Preseason Freshmen of the Year:
Paolo Banchero, Duke (64 votes)
Trevor Keels, Duke (5 votes)
Terquavion Smith, NC State (3 votes)
Dontrez Styles, North Carolina (3 votes)
Igor Milicic Jr., Virginia (3 votes)