GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech’s Young received 26 votes for ACC Coach of the Year to edge Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton (24 votes) and Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner (16 votes). In his second year with the Hokies, Young guided a team picked for an 11th-place finish in the preseason to a No. 3 ACC Tournament seed. It is only the second time the Hokies (15-5, 9-4 ACC) have been the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tournament (2007) and the first time they have been awarded a double bye since the tourney expanded to 15 teams in 2014. The No. 3 seed ties the highest Virginia Tech has ever earned in the ACC Tournament.
Young’s selection marks the third time the ACC Coach of the Year honoree has come from Virginia Tech and the first time since 2008 (Seth Greenberg).
Georgia Tech senior forward Moses Wright has been selected the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, highlighting the All-ACC Men’s Basketball Team and award winners for the 2020-21 season, as released Monday morning by the conference office.
A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, who came to Georgia Tech having played only one year of high school basketball, the 6-9 Wright enters this week’s New York Life ACC Tournament third in the conference in both points (18.0) and rebounds (8.1) per game. Wright keyed the surging Yellow Jackets to a 15-8 overall record and a fourth-place finish in the final ACC regular-season standings at 11-6. Wright is shooting 54.4% from the floor while playing 35.7 minutes per game.
Wright is the second Georgia Tech player to earn ACC Player of the Year honors and the first since Dennis Scott in 1990. Wright received 33 votes from this year’s panel, well ahead of runners-up Justin Champagnie of Pitt and Louisville’s Carlik Jones (13 votes each). Wright, who ranks sixth in the league in blocked shots with 38, also earned a spot on this year’s All-ACC Defensive Team.
Wright is joined on the All-ACC First Team by Louisville’s Jones (17.0 ppg), Pitt’s Champagnie (18.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg), Duke’s Hurt and Virginia’s Sam Hauser (15.8 ppg).
The All-ACC Second Team is comprised of Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, Georgia Tech’s Alvarado, Virginia’s Jay Huff, Florida State’s M.J. Walker and Clemson’s Aamir Simms.
A tie in the voting resulted in a six-man All-ACC Third Team – Florida State’s RaiQuan Gray, Miami’s Isaiah Wong, Syracuse’s Quincy Guerrier, Notre Dame’s Prentiss Hubb, North Carolina’s Armando Bacot and FSU’s Barnes.