Seth Allen named ACC Sixth Man of the Year

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Seth Allen was the runaway winner of the ACC Sixth Man of the Year award (photo: Ivan Morozov).

The ACC released their postseason All-Conference honors Sunday, and Virginia Tech’s Seth Allen was named ACC Sixth Man of the Year by the league. The voting was done by a panel comprised of all 15 head coaches and selected members of the media.

Allen dominated the voting, earning 43 points, with no other player scoring more than 4.

ACC Sixth Man of the Year Voting

  • Seth Allen                          Virginia Tech                   43
  • Tadric Jackson                 Georgia Tech                      4
  • Frank Jackson                  Duke                                    3
  • Marcquise Reed               Clemson                              2
  • Markell Johnson              NC State                               1

Allen has started just 5 of the Hokies’ 29 games this season and averaged 13.1 points per game in 28.8 minutes per game. He made multiple game-winning shots this season.

In other awards, no Hokies were voted to the ACC First, Second, and Third teams, but Allen and Zach LeDay earned enough votes to be on the ten-member Honorable Mention All-ACC team. LeDay led the Hokies in scoring (Allen was second) with 15.6 ppg, good enough for 14th in the ACC. LeDay’s 7.1 rebounds per game were 13th in the ACC, and his 53.1% field goal percentage was third in the conference behind only John Collins (Wake Forest, 62.3%) and Kennedy Meeks (UNC, 53.9%).

Virginia Tech and Boston College were the only two teams without a player named among the 15 members of the First, Second, or Third teams.

Buzz Williams was a distant fifth (tied) in Coach of the Year voting, with Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastnor winning the award.

ACC Coach of the Year Voting

  • Josh Pastner                     Georgia Tech                   24
  • Roy Williams                   North Carolina                   8
  • Mike Brey                         Notre Dame                        7
  • Leonard Hamilton           Florida State                       4
  • Danny Manning               Wake Forest                       3
  • Buzz Williams                 Virginia Tech                     3
  • Jim Larrañaga                   Miami                                  2
  • Rick Pitino                        Louisville                           2

For the full list of honorees and voting for the various All-ACC honors, please see this link on

Note: the original version of this story was in error. It said there was a 24-member panel of all 15 head coaches and 9 select media members, and that Buzz Williams finished sixth in coach of the year voting.

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  1. Just more motivation for Coach Buzz and Team in the ACC Tourney, and (hopefully) in the Big Dance! GO HOKIES!

  2. Isn’t Buzz tied for 5th place?

    Cut Roy a little slack. His guys had to go to class this year. That’s a culture change Roy had to oversee at UNCheat.

  3. I admit to being biased, but can someone tell me how the run away winner of the sixth man is not good enough to be at least third team? BTW, so the coach that doesn’t have a SINGLE player on the first, second or third ACC team, and the team finishes in the top half of the league with a first round bye… the sixth most “valuable” coach……what a travesty….

  4. I am truly baffled at COY voting. As vtgriff09 stated above what Buzz has done with what we were dealt this year is phenomenal. Complete disrespect. Roy being 2nd is complete joke. I am not sure about all the Pastner love, but he has done a good job, but they had legit big man. Now I think Mike Brey is doing amazing job with ND. Does anyone think they are loaded with talent? I hope this doesn’t wear on Buzz for the long term.

  5. Buzz 6th in votes and LeDay not all ACC is a joke. I guess what somes it up is the ACC coaches and ACC media still don’t want VT in the ACC. They’re very biased! Since we’ve been in the ACC we’ve brought in Big Time Dollars to the conference. I believe they’re concerned that we are continuing to advance our teams in all areas and are athletic facilities are becoming first class. Our complete Sports Complex is one of the Best in the ACC and beyond.

  6. Huh? Play with 7 guys, lose 3 of your 4 top big men, run a team out that has no one above 6’7″ and win 10 gms in conference and you are 6th best this yr? I thought Buzz was easily top 3 if not THE COY

  7. Roy Williams getting that many votes is a travesty and shows you how biased things are towards carolina. They were a last second shot away from a title last year and basically brought back almost the entire team and he is somehow overachieving and deserves coach of the year consideration?? I call BS

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