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No UNC Player On All-ACC Teams...For The First Time Ever

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Yeah, that's about right.

For the first time in the history of the ACC, not a single Tar Heel was named to the three All-ACC teams as voted by the members of the media. Just for good measure there was no one on the all-defensive or all-freshman teams either. How bad is this? Jason Capel made the 3rd team in 2002.

A couple explanations for how this happened besides the simplistic: everyone sucked.

The first is Ed Davis likely ends up at least on the third team had he finished the season. I think his stats would have been just as good, if not better than FSU's Solomon Alabi's and he has that nice media halo around him of having been established as an elite player. Davis was 18th in voting so it stands to reason he makes the jump had he played.

The other is I would really like to have seen what John Henson could have done had he been playing his natural position all season or at worst since the beginning of conference play. I am thinking he would have played well enough to garner all-freshman honors and possibly sneak onto the all-defensive team.

Having addressed those two let me say this is in no way surprising. Of the players left to choose from, no one really deserved it or play consistently enough to warrant it. There is a possible argument you could make for Will Graves on the third team ahead of FSU's Solomon Alabi. Graves averaged(ACC games only) 11.1 ppg, 5.6 rpg and was fourth in the ACC in three point percentage at 38%. Alabi averaged 10.4 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.9 bpg in ACC games. The problem is Alabi had a string of games early in the ACC season where he scored in double figures plus FSU finished 3rd and had Chris Singleton also on the third team. Graves also lacks the media halo.

I was going to mention that Deon Thompson was 18th in conference scoring which might garner him some consideration but I imagine I would have a full blow riot in the comments section if I did that so best to let that be.