Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Add another shelf to the trophy case

Grievis Vasquez and Gary Williams are getting some well deserved respect for a great season.

Vasquez was awarded the Player of the Year in the ACC by a fairly lopsided vote. Jon Scheyer was seen as a very close second to Vasquez by many observers but he was a distant 12 votes to Vasquez’s 39 votes. Some fools gave Malcolm Delaney two votes.

Gary Williams was awarded Coach of the Year in an even bigger landslide getting 42 out of 53 votes. Mike Krzyzewski finished second with 8 votes. I just shake my head at the two votes for Seth Greenberg and and the lone vote for Leonard Hamilton. The ACC Coach of the Year award has become something of a joke but this is a sweet victory for Gary Williams. He was under siege last season and now he has a COY award and a regular season championship added to his laurels. Not bad.

Vasquez was also put on the All-American 1st team by Sporting News.

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