J.J. Redick Named ACC POY

Duke's J.J. Redick is the ACC's top player, as was announced Monday. The junior sharpshooter earned 68 of the 121 possible votes from the ACC Sports Media Association, easily beating out North Carolina's Sean May for the honor.

May's 34 votes beat out Wake Forest's Chris Paul, who gathered 11 votes despite being picked as the Preseason Player of the Year.

Redick has started everyone of Duke's 30 games to date and has played a full 40 minutes nine times while averaging over 37 minutes per game. The 6-foot-4 Virginia native led the conference in scoring at 22.8 points per game, a full four points better than the runner up. He also shot 42% from the perimeter and continued to be automatic at the free throw line, hitting 93% of his attempts on the season.

"It wasn't a goal, but it's been a goal in the past," Redick said. "This year, I made goals that I can control. I was a little surprised that I got it. It's just a huge honor, considering the number of great players in this league, who all had great seasons."

In Redick's third season as a Blue Devil, he has led his team to a 25-5 record, and an ACC Championship. Overall his career record in Durham is 82-18 (.820).


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