Singleton named ACC Defensive POY

Tuesday afternoon, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced that Chris Singleton was named this season's conference defensive player of the year. Singleton is the second consecutive Seminole to win the award.

For the second consecutive season, a Florida State Seminole has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference's defensive player of the year.

Tuesday afternoon, Florida State sophomore Chris Singleton received the honor as the conference's top defensive player.

Singleton anchored the nation's top defense as he finished the season ranked first in the ACC in steals (2.3 spg), fifth in blocked shots (1.5 bpg) and 11th in rebounding (7.2 rpg).

"This award is really a tribute to our entire team," said Singleton. "Coach Hamilton and our entire coaching staff work with us on defensive principles and our defensive philosophy every day and this award is the result of their hard work. This is a great award for me and my teammates to win and is a great accomplishment for our program. To have a player from our program win the award two years in a row says a lot about the positive direction of our program under Coach Hamilton."

Singleton and the Seminoles finished third in the ACC and will enjoy a first round bye in the conference tournament which tips off later this week.

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