Sport: Duke picked as ACC basketball favorite; UNC's Cole Anthony picked as top freshman - - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

Sport Duke picked as ACC basketball favorite; UNC's Cole Anthony picked as top freshman

03:45  11 october  2019
03:45  11 october  2019 Source:   newsobserver.com

Five big questions as UNC basketball begins practice and hosts Late Night with Roy.

  Five big questions as UNC basketball begins practice and hosts Late Night with Roy. The wait is over. North Carolina's 2019-20 basketball season officially begins on Thursday with its first practice, followed by its annual Late Night with Roy event Friday night at 8 p.m. The first preseason game will be on Nov. 1 against Winston-Salem State. 

Cole Anthony Basketball Recruiting Profile. Rating: Position Cole Anthony Named Among College Basketball ’ s Impact Freshman Taking over for Coby White after his outstanding Chansky’ s Notebook: Fluid Blue Bloods How much will UNC and Duke basketball rosters turn over next season?

The ACC Men' s Basketball Tournament (popularly known as the ACC Tournament) is the conference championship tournament in basketball for the Atlantic Coast Conference ( ACC ). The tournament has been held every year since 1954, the ACC ' s first season.

Having won two of the last three ACC championships, while not finishing first in the regular-season standings since 2010, Duke is the favorite to win this year’s ACC basketball title, according to a media poll released by the league on Thursday.

Mike Krzyzewski standing in front of a crowd: Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski instructs his players during the first half against Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Specturm Center in Charlotte, N.C., on March 14, 2019.© Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer/TNS Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski instructs his players during the first half against Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at the Specturm Center in Charlotte, N.C., on March 14, 2019.

In voting by media members attending the ACC’s Operation Basketball season tipoff event in Charlotte on Tuesday, Duke received 51 first-place votes off the 111 ballots submitted. The Blue Devils scored 1,564 points in the balloting, finishing ahead of North Carolina, which had 19 first-place votes and 1,493 points.

Brakefield becomes Duke's 4th 5-star commit for 2020

  Brakefield becomes Duke's 4th 5-star commit for 2020 aemyn Brakefield announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on Friday, just one day after Duke offered him a scholarship. Jaemyn Brakefield announced his commitment to the Blue Devils on Friday, just one day after Duke offered him a scholarship.

On the next possession, UNC freshman Nassir Little came up with a loose ball and dunked it to give North Carolina and Duke have met in the semifinals of the ACC tournament in three consecutive Duke is 14-9 against UNC all-time in the ACC tournament. “The rivalry lived up to what I expected it to

We evaluate the top NBA Draft prospects in the ACC ahead of the 2019-2020 season. What to know: A potential first-round slot awaited Tre Jones after a strong freshman campaign in which he finished He'll enter this season as a favorite to win ACC Player of the Year on a Louisville team I'm picking to win the That versatility will be on full display this season for Duke as he' s put into situations as a

Louisville received the second-most first-place votes (29) but finished No. 3 overall with 1,448 points. Reigning NCAA champion Virginia was fourth with 1,405 points and 11 first-place votes.

UNC and Virginia tied for first place in last year’s ACC regular-season standings before Duke won the ACC tournament in Charlotte to claim the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

The Blue Devils return two starters, sophomore guard Tre Jones and senior forward Javin DeLaurier.

Jones was named to the preseason first-team all-ACC team on Thursday, with UNC freshman guard Cole Anthony also on that five-man team.

Preseason player of the year pick Jordan Nwora of Louisville joined them on the first team along with Notre Dame’s John Mooney and Virginia’s Mamadi Diakite.

Luke DeCock: With talent drain at the top, it's a wide-open ACC basketball race (for a change)

  Luke DeCock: With talent drain at the top, it's a wide-open ACC basketball race (for a change) It's a good year to be a mid-tier ACC basketball team. After unprecedented player turnover - there are only two returning all-ACC players, both off the third team - this may be not only the most wide-open basketball season in years, but a rare down year for the ACC. Zion Williamson is gone, the stars of Virginia's national championship team are gone, North Carolina is starting over with another freshman point guard and Duke is starting over with another freshman class. Meanwhile, Big East exiles Louisville and Notre Dame may have the best returning veteran talent in the league.

ACC Basketball . Cole Anthony Welcoming Lofty Expectations. J. Cole at UNC ' s Practice 👀. Bleacher Report CBB @br_CBB. ACC Basketball . 5-Star Caleb Love Picks UNC . 5-Star G DJ Steward Commits to Duke over UNC and More. ACC Basketball .

Duke returns upperclassmen Quinn Cook, Amile Jefferson and Rasheed Sulaimon while adding a stellar recruiting class led by big man Jahlil Okafor, the preseason pick for rookie of the year. That group will chase Duke ' s first ACC regular-season or tournament title since 2011. "I think we do have

N.C. State was picked to finish sixth while Wolfpack senior guard Markell Johnson made the all-ACC second team.

Here is the full rundown of the preseason predicted order of finish, along with the player of the year, freshman of the year and all-ACC team selections:

———

ACC BASKETBALL PRESEASON ORDER OF FINISH

(first-place votes in parentheses)

1. Duke (51), 1564

2. North Carolina (19), 1493

3. Louisville (29), 1448

4. Virginia (12), 1405

5. Florida State, 1157

6. NC State, 1038

7. Notre Dame, 915

8. Syracuse, 910

9. Miami, 768

10. Pitt, 577

11. Clemson, 564

12. Georgia Tech, 437

13. Boston College, 382

14. Virginia Tech, 334

15. Wake Forest, 328

———

PRESEASON ALL-ACC TEAM

First Team

Jordan Nwora, Louisville, 95

Tre Jones, Duke, 89

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 81

John Mooney, Notre Dame, 51

Mamadi Diakite, Virginia, 49

Second Team

Markell Johnson, NC State, 39

Vernon Carey Jr., Duke, 19

Chris Lykes, Miami, 18

Garrison Brooks, North Carolina, 11

Roy Williams acknowledges UNC's unusual use of transfers as a 'need,' not a priority

  Roy Williams acknowledges UNC's unusual use of transfers as a 'need,' not a priority Roy Williams loses his top five scorers from the past season and will lean on two key mid-major transfers to bring home another ACC title.Enter Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce, a pair of mid-major grad transfers who will have a significant impact on whether the Tar Heels live up to their lofty preseason projections.

The Blue Devils were picked to win the ACC on Tuesday in voting results announced at the league' s preseason media day. It' s the eighth time since preseason voting began in 1991 that the Blue Devils were selected as favorites and the 12th straight year they were picked in the top three.

► THE PICK : Duke . ► THE REASON: I love how North Carolina has improved this season, and during a trip to Charlotte last month, local media began ► THE REASON: Yes, Duke is the favorite for many reasons and R.J. Barrett is coming off a triple-double performance but UNC has the ingredients

Trent Forrest, Florida State, 11

———

PRESEASON ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jordan Nwora, Louisville, 55

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 31

Tre Jones, Duke, 19

John Mooney, Notre Dame, 3

Mamadi Diakite, Virginia, 2

Markell Johnson, NC State, 1

———

PRESEASON ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Cole Anthony, North Carolina, 89

Vernon Carey Jr., Duke, 8

Wendell Moore Jr., Duke, 5

Casey Morsell, Virginia, 3

Cassius Stanley, Duke, 3

Matthew Hurt, Duke, 3

———

©2019 The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

Visit The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) at www.newsobserver.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Michigan State is No. 1 in the USA TODAY preseason men's basketball poll for first time .
Michigan State made history by being voted No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports preseason men's basketball poll for the first time.The voters in the USA TODAY Sports men’s basketball coaches poll made Michigan State as the overwhelming choice for the No. 1 spot. Coming off an appearance in the national semifinals last season and returning national player of the year favorite Cassius Winston, the Spartans were picked first by 30 of the 32 panelists.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!