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NC State’s Cat Barber named All-ACC

N.C. State's Cat Barber was voted first-team All-ACC on Sunday. Barber led the ACC in scoring (23.4 points per game) and led the Wolfpack in assists (4.3 per game).
N.C. State's Cat Barber was voted first-team All-ACC on Sunday. Barber led the ACC in scoring (23.4 points per game) and led the Wolfpack in assists (4.3 per game). ehyman@newsobserver.com

N.C. State guard Cat Barber was voted first-team All-ACC by the media on Sunday. The junior point guard is the second Wolfpack player in three years to make the first team and third in the past four seasons.

Barber led the ACC in scoring (23.4 points per game) and led the Wolfpack in assists (4.3 per game). He finished third in the ACC player of the year voting behind Virginia senior Malcolm Brogdon.

Brogdon, UNC senior Brice Johnson, Duke sophomore Grayson Allen and Clemson junior Jaron Blossomgame also made the first team.

Barber scored 20 or more points in 12 of N.C. State’s 18 ACC games and had six 30-point games in conference play. He was the top scorer in conference play, 23.6 points per game, too.

Barber’s scoring average jumped by more than 11 points from his sophomore season but the Wolfpack dropped from 10-8 in ACC play to 5-13. Barber joins T.J. Warren (2014) and Richard Howell (2013) as first-team selections during Mark Gottfried’s tenure.

Brogdon also took ACC defensive player of the year honors and Duke’s Brandon Ingram was the freshman of the year. Miami’s Jim Larranaga was voted the coach of the year for the second time in four years.

Blossomgame was also named the league’s most improved player and UNC junior Isaiah Hicks was voted the league’s best sixth man.

The full voting results from the 51 ballots collected by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association:

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All-ACC teams

First Team

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., UVA (51 first-team votes, 255 points)

Brice Johnson, Sr., UNC (51, 255 points)

Cat Barber, Jr., N.C. State (48, 249 points)

Grayson Allen, So., Duke (47, 247 points)

Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson (32, 213 points)

Second Team

Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse (8, 155 points)

Sheldon McClellan, Sr., Miami (6, 136 points)

Demetrius Jackson, Jr., Notre Dame (3, 130 points)

Brandon Ingram, Fr., Duke (4, 129 points)

Damion Lee, Sr., Louisville (1, 90 points)

Third Team

Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech (76 points)

Anthony Gill, Sr., Virginia (70 points)

Zach Auguste, Sr., Notre Dame (45 points)

Michael Young, Jr., Pittsburgh (37 points)

Angel Rodriguez, Sr., Miami (3, 35 points)

Honorable Mention: Justin Jackson, UNC; Tonye Jekiri, Miami; Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech; Chinanu Onuaku, Louisville; Marcus Paige, North Carolina; London Perrantes, UVA; Devin Thomas, Wake Forest

All-ACC Freshman Team

Brandon Ingram, Duke (51 votes)

Dwayne Bacon, FSU (50 votes)

Malik Beasley, FSU (49 votes)

Malachi Richardson, Syracuse (34 votes)

Bryant Crawford, Wake Forest (28 votes)

All-ACC Defensive Team

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., UVA (49 votes)

Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami (39 votes)

Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse (36 votes)

Landry Nnoko, Sr., Clemson (30 votes)

Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville (27 votes)

ACC Player of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., UVA (38 votes)

Brice Johnson, Sr., UNC (9 votes)

Cat Barber, Jr., N.C. State (3 votes)

Grayson Allen, So., Duke (1 vote)

ACC Freshman of the Year

Brandon Ingram, Duke (48 votes)

Dwayne Bacon, FSU (1 vote)

Malik Beasley, FSU (1 vote)

Malachi Richardson, Syracuse (1 vote)

ACC Coach of the Year

Jim Larrañaga, Miami (24 votes)

Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech (22 votes)

Tony Bennett, UVA (2 votes)

Roy Williams, UNC (1 vote)

Brad Brownell, Clemson (1 vote)

Brian Gregory, Georgia Tech (1 vote)

ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Malcolm Brogdon, Sr., UVA (39 votes)

Tonye Jekiri, Sr., Miami (9 votes)

Michael Gbinije, Sr., Syracuse (1 vote)

Marshall Plumlee, Sr., Duke (1 vote)

Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville (1 vote)

ACC Most Improved

Jaron Blossomgame, Jr., Clemson (21 votes)

Grayson Allen, So., Duke (15 votes)

Cat Barber, Jr., N.C. State (4 votes)

Zach LeDay, Jr., Virginia Tech (4 votes)

Ja’Quan Newton, So., Miami (2 votes)

Joel Berry, So., UNC (2 votes)

Marcus Georges-Hunt, Sr., Georgia Tech (1 vote)

Dennis Clifford, Sr., Boston College (1 vote)

Chinanu Onuaku, So., Louisville (1 vote)

ACC Sixth Man

Isaiah Hicks, Jr., UNC (19 votes)

Ja’Quan Newton, So., Miami (12 votes)

Luke Kennard, Fr., Duke (7 votes)

Tyler Lydon, Fr., Syracuse (6 votes)

Devon Bookert, Sr., Florida State (6 votes)

Sheldon Jeter, Jr., Pittsburgh (1 vote)

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