It’s hard to imagine that many college basketball players have been better than Duke’s Jabari Parker this year. One of those players, N.C. State’s TJ Warren, topped Parker in voting for the ACC’s Player of the Year.
For all the attention Parker received this year, Warren led the conference in points per game about as quietly as he could, averaging an insane 24.8 points per game on the season, which was third nationally. He also pitched in 7.1 rebounds per game, which was eighth in the conference.
In results announced Tuesday, Warren received 48 of a possible 77 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Parker received 72 votes for the rookie award and was runner-up to Warren for player of the year with 25 votes. North Carolina’s Marcus Paige (two) was the only other player with multiple votes.
It wasn’t all for naught for Parker, as he was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year, receiving 72 of a possible 77 votes for the award.