The regular season concluded over the weekend for the ACC, and other major conferences around college basketball. With the ACC Tournament getting underway tomorrow in Greensboro, it’s time for awards from the regular season to be handed out. While the Tar Heels didn’t have the type of ACC season they were hoping or expecting to have, their 10-6 conference record was enough for some players to recognized across the ACC:
Bacot, who leads the Tar Heels in scoring at 11.7 points per game, was named to the 3rd Team All-ACC. Armando achieved this by shooting 62.2% from the floor, the ninth best by a player under Roy Williams, and is second on the team in rebounds at 7.6. In ACC games, Bacot led the Tar Heels with 12.6 points per game.
Love had an up and down season as a first year point guard at Carolina, but did enough to earn a spot on the All-Freshman team. Love earned Freshman of the Week honors twice, while leading the Tar Heels in assists at 94. He’s also second on the team in three pointers made, steals, and his 10.4 scoring average is third. For all his struggles, he played his best in the big games, primarily against Duke, where he averaged 18 points and 7 assists against the Blue Devils. The first player in program history to do so.
The high energy freshmen, was impressive throughout the entirety of the season, but his play against conference opponents, also landed him on the All-Freshman team. He led the Tar Heels in rebounding, despite coming off the bench for the majority of the season. He led the ACC in offensive rebounds per game, and the country in offensive rebounding percentage. Sharpe finished second in both the ACC Freshman of the Year & Sixth Man awards respectively.