Redshirt junior forward Elijah Hughes, who led the conference in scoring average during the regular season, was named first team All-ACC on Monday. Duke sophomore guard Tre Jones was voted the 2020 ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, highlighting the All-ACC Men’s Basketball Team and award winners for the 2019-20 season, as released Monday morning by the conference office.
Syracuse begins its quest for the ACC Tournament title on Wednesday, March 9, when it plays the winner of Tuesday’s North Carolina-Virginia Tech encounter. The contest is scheduled for a 9:00 p.m. tip and will be televised by ESPN2.
The 2019-20 All-ACC Team was determined by a 75-person selection panel consisting of the league’s 15 head coaches and 60 members of the media.
Jones received 34 first-place votes for ACC Player of the Year, twice as many as any other player. He is averaging 16.2 points and 6.4 assists per game this season for the Blue Devils. A finalist for the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award and the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, Jones also has a +2.4 assist/turnover ratio and averages 1.8 steals per game. He is averaging 17.8 points per game over Duke’s last 16 games, including his season-high 28 points in the Feb. 8 win in overtime at North Carolina.
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