Three Notre Dame players win ACC honors


The ACC Tournament kicks off this week, and the conference will release its postseason awards on Monday morning.

Three Notre Dame players were recognized as freshman Blake Wesley earned second team All-Acc and team All-Rookie, senior Dane Goodwin was named third team All-ACC and student graduate Paul Atkinson was selected as an All-ACC honorable mention.

Wesley is the first Notre Dame player to earn ACC All-Rookie honors and the first since Jerian Grant in 2011-12 in the Big East.

The South Bend native led the Fighting Irish in scoring 14.8 points per game on the year and 15.7 points per night in ACC play. Wesley is the only true freshman in the nation to score more than 450 points combined on 100 rebounds, 75 assists, 50 three-pointers and 39 steals. He also scored at least 20 points eight times this season.

Goodwin averaged 14.2 points per game while also shooting .500 from the field, but also shooting .449 from deep.

Atkinson Jr., a Yale graduate transfer, averaged 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in ACC play and is second among all active players in career field goal percentage.

2021-22 All ACC Team
first team

Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 380
Alondes Williams, Wake Forest, 373
Paolo Banchero, Duke, 372
Kameron McGusty, Miami, 315
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse, 241

second team
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech, 192
Dereon Seabron, NC State, 166
Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 161
Blake Wesley, Notre Dame, 148
Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest, 147

Third team
Dane Goodwin, Notre Dame, 131
Mark Williams, Duke, 119
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 119
Jayden Gardner, Virginia, 106
Michael Devoe, Georgia Tech, 105

Honorable mention
Caleb Love, North Carolina, 84
PJ Room, Clemson, 72
John Hugley, Pitt, 54
Charlie Moore, Miami, 42
Brady Manek, North Carolina, 38
Kihei Clark, Virginia, 22
AJ Griffin, Duke, 22
Paul Atkinson Jr., Notre Dame, 20
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 15
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 15

*Note: All-ACC team points are determined on a 5-3-1 system (five points for first team, three points for second team, one point for third team).

ACC Player of the Year
Alondes Williams, Wake Forest, 41 votes
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 31
Paolo Banchero, Duke, 6 years old
ACC Freshman of the Year
Paolo Banchero, Duke, 72 votes
Blake Wesley, Notre Dame, 4
Terquavion Smith, North Carolina State, 1
Trevor Keels, Duke, 1

ACC Defensive Player of the Year
Mark Williams, Duke, 46 votes
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 20
Leaky Black, North Carolina, 7
Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 3
Charlie Moore, Miami, 2 years old

ACC Most Improved Player
Dereon Seabron, State of North Carolina, 33 votes
PJ Room, Clemson, 28
Mark Williams, Duke, 4
John Hugley, Pitt, 4 years old
Dane Goodwin, Notre Dame, 3
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 2
Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 2
James Karnik, Boston College, 1
RJ Davis, North Carolina, 1

ACC Sixth Man of the Year
Matthew Cleveland, State of Florida, 52 votes
El Ellis, Louisville, 6
Anthony Walker, Miami, 6 years old
Khadim Sy, Wake Forest, 6 years old
Kadin Shedrick, Virginia, 5
Quinten Post, Boston College, 2
Cam Hayes, NC State, 1

ACC Coach of the Year
Steve Forbes, Wake Forest, 40 votes
Mike Krzyzewski, Duke, 19
Mike Brey, Notre Dame, 13
Jim Larrañaga, Miami, 3 years old
Mike Young, Virginia Tech, 1
Hubert Davis, North Carolina, 1
Tony Bennett, Virginia, 1

All-ACC Defensive Team
Mark Williams, Duke, 77 votes
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 69
Leaky Black, North Carolina, 55
Charlie Moore, Miami, 45
Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 33

All Rookie Team
Paolo Banchero, Duke, 77 votes
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 73
Blake Wesley, Notre Dame, 72
AJ Griffin, Duke, 66
Trevor Keels, Duke, 50


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