For me, there are only 3 real candidates for ACC POY. I don't think I could fault any choice of Paige, Parker, or Warren, but figured we could use a thread to maybe have a decent discussion about it (lol at that thought).
Jabari Parker - The easy choice for Freshman of the Year, but can he double dip and get POY as well? The most talented of the 3, and likely top 3 NBA draft pick, but Duke "underachieved" by finishing 3rd in the ACC.
30.3 MPG, 19.2 PPG (.487 FG%, .371 3P%, .738 FT%), 9.0 RPG, 1.3 APG, 1.4 BPG, 1.0 SPG
Marcus Paige - Plain and simple, the heart of Carolina's team and the reason they've rebounded so well from their bad start in conference play. Big shot after big shot, and an absolute closer who makes UNC dangerous every time they play.
35.6 MPG, 17.1 PPG (.440 FG%, .395 3P%, .876 FT%), 3.3 RPG, 4.5 APG, .0.2 BPG, 1.6 SPG
TJ Warren - NC State would be absolute garbage without Warren. Instead, they're sneaky dangerous but only decent at best because they couldn't close out games. Preseason 10th, they finished 7th despite losing close games to Syracuse, UNC, Wake, and others where NC State Shiiiiiiiiiiiit showed up. The dude simply gets buckets and went for over 40 in back to back games this week.
34.8 MPG, 24.2 PPG (.528 FG%, .301 3P%, .699 FG%), 6.9 RPG, 1.0 APG, 0.6 BPG, 1.8 SPG
All things considered, Jabari is the most talented, but Paige and Warren mean more to their respective teams. Jabari is still the favorite to some, and some knock Warren for not leading State for the tourney where their bubble has seemed to have already burst. For me, Warren SHOULD win it, but may not. Jabari will get some votes due to his name, and Duke being the best team of the group. (Yes, that can be debated. But with all playing to their potential, Duke is better than UNC, IMO). As I said, I can't fault any of the 3 listed if they win it. My heart says TJ, head says Jabari, and Paige is the dark horse.
So, who gets your vote?