Junior forward Justin Jackson swept the ACC player of the year awards in balloting by the league’s coaches and a media panel, and the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

 

The 6-foot-8 Jackson, who averages 18.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the regular season champions, received 24 votes by the league’s selection panel, to 15 for John Collins of Wake Forest. In the ACSMA voting, Jacksonville received 20 votes, to 14 for Collins.

Collins, from West Palm Beach, leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.623), ranks third among conference scorers with 19.1 points per game and is second in rebounding with 9.8 per contest.

Both organizations were in agreement on several other major awards: Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech as coach of the year, Yellow Jackets’ center Ben Lammers as the defensive player of the year and N.C. State point guard Dennis Smith Jr., as the freshman of the year. Pastner received 24 votes from the ACC, to eight for North Carolina coach Roy Williams, but it was closer in the ACSMA voting, with Pastner edging Williams 15-14.

They split on the sixth man of the year award between two Virginia Tech players, Seth Allen (ACC) and Zach LeDay (ACSMA).

The two groups also had identical first teams: Jackson, Collins, Luke Kennard of Duke, Bonzie Colson of Notre Dame and Donovan Mitchell of Louisville.

Florida State guard Dwayne Bacon was named to the second team by both voting bodies and Seminoles forward Jonathan Isaac was named to the all-freshman team by both.

After averaging 7.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while starting one game as a freshman in 2015-16, Collins is a major reason the Demon Deacons (18-12) enter this year’s New York Life ACC Tournament on a high note and with a strong case for NCAA Tournament consideration. The West Palm Beach, Florida, sophomore has been a model of consistency, scoring 20-or-more points in 12 consecutive games late in the season – tops in the ACC this year and the most at Wake Forest in more than four decades. He has posted double-doubles in 15 games.

ACC Awards

All-ACC teams (selected by league panel)

First team

Luke Kennard, Duke

Justin Jackson, North Carolina

John Collins, Wake Forest

Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

Donovan Mitchell, Louisville

Second team

Dwayne Bacon, FSU; Dennis Smith Jr. NC State; Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; Joel Berry II, North Carolina, London Perrantes, Virginia.

Third team

Michael Young, Pittsburgh; Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson; Andrew White III, Syracuse; Davon Reed, Miamil Jayston Tatum, Duke.

All-defensive team

Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia; Donovan Mitchell, Louisville; Davon Reed, Miami; Xavier Rathan-Mayes, FSU; Matt Jones, Duke.

All-freshman team

Dennis Smith, NC State; Jonathan Isaac, FSU; Jayson Tatum, Duke; Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech; Ky Bowman, Boston College.

Major awards

Player of the year: Justin Jackson, North Carolina; freshman of the year, Dennis Smith Jr. NC State; coach of the year, Josh Patsner, Georgia Tech; defensive player of the year, Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; most improved, John Collins, Wake Forest; sixth man of the year, Seth Allen, Virginia Tech.

Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association

All-ACC teams

First team

Luke Kennard, Duke

Justin Jackson, North Carolina

John Collins, Wake Forest

Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

Donovan Mitchell, Louisville

Second team

Dwayne Bacon, FSU; Dennis Smith Jr. NC State; Joel Berry II, North Carolina; Michael Young, Pittsburgh; Jaron Blossongame, Clemson.

Third team

Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; London Perrantes, Virginia; Andrew White III, Syracuse; Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina; Jerome Robinson, Boston College.

All-defensive team

Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia; Donovan Mitchell, Louisville; Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame; John Collins, Wake Forest.

All-freshman team

Dennis Smith, NC State; Jonathan Isaac, FSU; Jayson Tatum, Duke; Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech; Jayson Tatum, Duke; Bruce Brown, Miami.

Major awards

Player of the year: Justin Jackson, North Carolina; freshman of the year, Dennis Smith Jr. NC State; coach of the year, Josh Patsner, Georgia Tech; defensive player of the year, Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech; most improved, John Collins, Wake Forest; sixth man of the year, Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech.