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Tudor's ACC ballot: Duke's Plumlee, NC State's Howell on first team

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Duke's Mason Plumlee, left, and North Carolina State's Richard Howell struggle for the ball. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Duke's Mason Plumlee, left, and North Carolina State's Richard Howell struggle for the ball. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Here's my ballot for post-season Atlantic Coast Conference basketball awards.

For me, the first team was reasonably clear cut, although I came very close to switching Duke's Seth Curry to first team and dropping Virginia Tech's Erick Green to the second unit. I would have made that move had the Blue Devils finished first or tied for first in the regular-season race.

With Duke's one-sided win at UNC on Saturday, the coaching vote came down to Miami's Jim Larranaga and the Blue Devils' Mike Krzyzewski. I had to go with Larranaga, whose team was picked in preseason to finish fourth by the coaches and fifth by the media. But make no mistake, Krzyzewski delivered yet another standout coaching performance, going 14-4 with Curry playing hurt all season and forward Ryan Kelly missing 13 games with a foot injury.

For player of the year, it was a close call between Miami's Shane Larkin and Duke's Mason Plumlee.

Larkin, a sophomore, gets the nod in part because of the simple reason that point-guards have such a constant impact on game tempo.

1st TEAM

Erick Green, VT, 6-3, Sr.
Joe Harris, UVa, 6-6, Jr.
Rich Howell, NCS, 6-8, Sr.
Shane Larkin, Miami, 5-11, Soph.
Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6-10, Sr.


2nd TEAM

Reggie Bullock, UNC, 6-7 Jr.
Seth Curry, Duke, 6-2, Sr.
Kenny Kadji, Miami, 6-11, Sr.
J.M. McAdoo, UNC, 6-9, Soph.
Michael Snaer, FSU, 6-5, Sr.


3rd TEAM

C.J. Harris, Wake, 6-3, Sr.
P.J. Hairston, UNC, 6-5, Soph.
Lorenzo Brown, NCS, 6-5, Jr.
Ryan Anderson, BC, 6-8, Soph.
Quinn Cook, Duke, 6-1, Soph.


ALL FROSH

Olivier Hanlan, BC, 6-4
Marcus Paige, UNC, 6-1
Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke, 6-4
Devin Thomas, WF, 6-8
T.J. Warren, NCS, 6-8


ALL DEFENSE

Lorenzo Brown, NCS, 6-5, Jr
Akil Mitchell, UVa, 6-8, Jr.
Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6-10, Sr.
Duran Scott, Miami, 6-5, Sr.
Michael Snaer, FSU, 6-5, Sr.


PLAYER OF YEAR: Larkin, Miami
FROSH OF YEAR: Sulaimon, Duke
COACH OF YEAR: Jim Larranaga, Miami

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