Clemson Men’s Basketball just finished tied for third-place in the ACC regular season. They earned the 3-seed and the double-bye to advance straight to the quarterfinals.
When a team has a successful conference campaign, there will usually be individual honors that follow, and this year is no exception.
Senior forward Hunter Tyson was named to the All-ACC First Team. Tyson is having a career year for the Tigers, leading the team in points (15.7 per game) and rebounds (9.5 per game).
Tyson had fifteen double-doubles this season, the most for a Clemson player since Sharone Wright posted eighteen in 1993-94. Tyson ranks 11th in double-doubles nationally this season.
The other four players named alongside Tyson were Miami’s Isaiah Wong, North Carolina’s Armando Bacot, Wake Forest’s Ty Appleby & Pittsburgh’s Jamarius Burton. Wong won ACC Player of the Year.
Tyson’s placement on the All-ACC team is well-deserved considering his accomplishments this season, and it’s great for fans to see a Tiger earn his just recognition.
Duke’s Kyle Filipkowski was close to making First-Team honors, but was ultimately named to the Second-Team. This did draw some ire from Duke fans.
The Duke tears over their guy being denied in favor of a Clemson player were real, and as any fan of an ACC team can tell you, extra salty Devil tears are extra sweet.
Some of the comments fell into the “Tell me you don’t watch college basketball without saying you don’t watch college basketball” category.
Hunter Tyson led the way for Clemson Men’s Basketball this season, and he is deserving of First-Team All-ACC honors
Junior forward PJ Hall was named to the All-ACC Third Team. He is averaging 15.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. Hall was slowed in the early season while he was recovering from an injury, but hit his stride in the mid-season. He ultimately finished as the second-best scorer on the squad behind Tyson.
Head coach Brad Brownell did receive a few votes for Coach of the Year, but Pittsburgh’s Jeff Capel deservedly won the award for the Panthers’ turnaround.