With the regular season wrapped up, the ACC announced postseason awards for men’s basketball on Monday. Quincy Guerrier was the lone honoree for the Syracuse Orange, getting a third-team all-conference nod.
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Guerrier finished up the regular season averaging 14.5 points per game and 8.9 boards, while hitting 49.8% of his field goals and 71.9% from the line. While he started the year off on a torrid pace and was briefly on double-double watch for the full season, production was sort of off and on over the final 10 games — zero games over 20 points and just as many games in single digits as double.
Still, the Montreal native was a crucial piece of the puzzle for Syracuse on both ends of the floor. He led the Orange in rebounds and was the third-leading scorer on the team. The sophomore clearly improved by leaps and bounds compared to his debut with SU, though it wasn’t enough to net him most improved honors in the conference.
While you’re unlikely to care as much about the individual awards, since they don’t involve Syracuse players, some quick mentions of those:
- Player of the Year: Moses Wright, Georgia Tech
- Freshman of the Year: Scottie Barnes, Florida State
- Defensive Player of the Year: Jose Alvarado, Georgia Tech
- Sixth Man of the Year: Scottie Barnes, Florida State
- Most Improved Player: Matthew Hurt, Duke
- Coach of the Year: Mike Young, Virginia Tech
No Kadary Richmond on the All-Freshman team, which isn’t a surprise given the limitations on his minutes early in the season. The All-Defensive team also didn’t feature any SU players... which shouldn’t surprise anyone who watched the Orange this year.
Feel like anyone got snubbed? I don’t believe so, but feel free to disagree there. This Syracuse team was up and down, as we know. And without a “go-to” guy, that usually means less award consideration.