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Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson Makes All-ACC First Team

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Bonzie Colson is Notre Dame's second player to make first-team All-ACC.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference named its All-Conference teams Sunday afternoon, and Notre Dame is the only team to put four of its players on all-league teams.

Junior forward Bonzie Colson made the first-team and finished third in the Player of the Year voting. Winner Justin Jackson of North Carolina and Wake Forest’s John Collins finished ahead of Colson, who leads all ACC players with 18 double-doubles this season, including 10 in conference play.

Three Notre Dame players made All-Honorable Mention (10-or-more points in the voting): junior guard Matt Farrell, senior wing V.J. Beachem and senior guard Steve Vasturia.

Beachem is averaging 15.4 points a game for the Irish, the No. 3 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament. Farrell averages 14.2 points and 5.5 assists and Vasturia averages 13.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists.

Colson joins Jerian Grant (2015) as the only Notre Dame players to make All-ACC first-team in the program’s four years in the league.

Head coach Mike Brey finished third in the Coach of the Year voting behind winner Josh Pastner of Georgia Tech and North Carolina’s Roy Williams.

Georgia Tech junior big man Ben Lammers won Defensive Player of the Year. Vasturia received one point in that voting category.

NC State’s Dennis Smith was named Freshman of the Year. Collins of Wake Forest was named Most Improved. Farrell received nine points in the Most Improved voting.

Here are the complete All-ACC honors:

(5 points per 1st team vote, 3 points per 2nd team vote, 1 point per 3rd team vote)

FIRST TEAM
Luke Kennard, Duke, *265
Justin Jackson, North Carolina, 256
John Collins, Wake Forest, 255
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame, 253
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, 231

SECOND TEAM
Dwayne Bacon, Florida State, 141
Dennis Smith Jr., NC State, 126
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech, 109
Joel Berry II, North Carolina, 102
London Perrantes, Virginia, 90

THIRD TEAM
Michael Young, Pittsburgh, 85
Jaron Blossomgame, Clemson, 67
Andrew White III, Syracuse, 67
Davon Reed, Miami, 66
Jayson Tatum, Duke, 51

ALL-HONORABLE MENTION (10-or-more points)
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina, 34
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame, 25
Zach LeDay, Virginia Tech, 24
Jerome Robinson, Boston College, 23
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State, 20
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech, 18
Jamel Artis, Pittsburgh, 17
V.J. Beachem, Notre Dame, 12
Steve Vasturia, Notre Dame, 11
Tyler Lydon, Syracuse, 10

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech, 50
Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia, 41
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, 39
Davon Reed, Miami, 25
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State, 19
Matt Jones, Duke, 19

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Dennis Smith, NC State, 51
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State, 51
Jayson Tatum, Duke, 50
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech, 49
Ky Bowman, Boston College, 32

ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Justin Jackson, North Carolina, 24
John Collins, Wake Forest, 15
Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame, 8
Luke Kennard, Duke, 5
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, 1

ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Dennis Smith, NC State, 36
Jayson Tatum, Duke, 8
Josh Okogie, Georgia Tech, 3
Ky Bowman, Boston College, 3
Jonathan Isaac, Florida State, 3

ACC COACH OF THE YEAR
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

ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech, 37
Isaiah Wilkins, Virginia, 6
Kamari Murphy, Miami, 4
Matt Jones, Duke, 3
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State, 1
Dennis Smith, NC State, 1
Steve Vasturia, Notre Dame, 1

ACC MOST IMPROVED
John Collins, Wake Forest, 26
Ben Lammers, Georgia Tech, 15
Matt Farrell, Notre Dame, 9
Justin Jackson, North Carolina, 1
Luke Kennard, Duke, 1
Donovan Mitchell, Louisville, 1

ACC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
Seth Allen, Virginia Tech, 43
Tadric Jackson, Georgia Tech, 4
Frank Jackson, Duke, 3
Marcquise Reed, Clemson, 2
Markell Johnson, NC State, 1

*Denotes unanimous


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