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Several FSU basketball players earn All-ACC recognition

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NCAA Basketball: Florida State at Georgia Tech Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The ACC announced its postseason awards today, and three Florida State players — along with the Seminoles head coach — have been recognized for their efforts during the 2018-2019 regular season.

The headliner for the ’Noles comes as no surprise, as Mfiondu Kabengele was named ACC Sixth Man of the Year by a substantial margin. Kabengele also joins Terance Mann as a member of the All-ACC Honorable Mention Team. Here are the squads:


First Team

Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 350 (unanimous)

RJ Barrett, Fr., Duke, 346

De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 302

Cameron Johnson, Sr., North Carolina, 277

Kyle Guy, Jr., Virginia, 231

Second Team

Luke Maye, Sr., North Carolina, 221

Ky Bowman, Jr., Boston College, 188

Ty Jerome, Jr., Virginia, 177

Coby White, Fr., North Carolina, 171

Kerry Blackshear Jr., Jr., Virginia Tech, 170

Third Team

Jordan Nwora, So., Louisville, 135

Marcquise Reed, Sr., Clemson, 129

Tyus Battle, Jr., Syracuse, 128

Nickeil Alexander-Walker, So., Virginia Tech, 72

John Mooney, Jr., Notre Dame, 71

Honorable Mention

Mfiondu Kabengele, So., Florida State, 69

Cam Reddish, Fr., Duke, 37

Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 18

Terance Mann, Sr., Florida State, 16

Elijah Thomas, Sr., Clemson, 10

Kabengele also received votes for the strides his game has taken since last season:

ACC Most Improved Player

Jordan Nwora, So., Louisville, 30

John Mooney, Jr., Notre Dame, 27

Cameron Johnson, Sr., North Carolina, 5

Mfiondu Kabengele, So., Florida State, 4

Kerry Blackshear Jr., Jr., Virginia Tech, 2

Chris Lykes, So., Miami, 2

FSU point guard Trent Forrest earned some support for being the conference’s top defender, despite playing with turf toe for most of the season:

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 46

Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 19

David Skara, Sr., Clemson, 3

Trent Forrest, Jr., Florida State, 2

And Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton garnered some votes, too:

ACC Coach of the Year

Tony Bennett, Virginia, 30

Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech, 12

Roy Williams, North Carolina, 11

Leonard Hamilton, Florida State, 10

Chris Mack, Louisville, 7

No Seminoles received votes for Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, the All-Defensive Team, or the All-Freshman Team, which were dominated by Duke’s Zion Williamson and look like this:

ACC Player of the Year

Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 49

RJ Barrett, Fr., Duke, 16

De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 4

Ky Bowman, Jr., Boston College, 1

ACC Rookie of the Year

Zion Williamson, Duke, 47

RJ Barrett, Duke, 21

Coby White, North Carolina, 2

ACC All-Defensive Team

De’Andre Hunter, So., Virginia, 60

Tre Jones, Fr., Duke, 56

Zion Williamson, Fr., Duke, 53

Elijah Thomas, Sr., Clemson, 31

James Banks III, Jr., Georgia Tech, 29

ACC All-Freshman Team

Zion Williamson, Duke, 70 (unanimous)

Coby White, North Carolina, 67

RJ Barrett, Duke, 66

Xavier Johnson, Pitt, 40

Tre Jones, Duke, 38

The accolades are voted on by the conference’s 15 head coaches, as well as 55 members of the media.