ACC: All-November Team

    
December 3rd, 2007
CHN is doing BCS all-conference teams in December?  Perhaps it is a tad early, but it should be interesting comparing the names on the All-November to the names that ultimately make the grade come March.  As all fans know, not all non-conference schedules are made the same, so these lists are weighted more heavily towards the top players on the top teams in the nation who have played the top competition - the top of the tops.  We’ll start things off with the Atlantic Coast Conference:

 

Guards

 

Sean Singletary – Virginia – SR

Player Info

20.4ppg, 6.9rpg, 4.4apg

Best game – Nov 14th – Howard – 23 points, 8 assists, 4 boards

 

Singletary has helped lead the Cavaliers to 6-1 record and an upset victory of Arizona in Tucson.  Now if he could only get his turnovers to less than five a game and shoot better than 40% from the field he’d really be cooking.

 

Tyrese Rice – Boston College – JR

Player Info

23.4ppg, 6.8apg, 4.0rpg

Best game – Nov 28th – Michigan – 28 points, 8 boards, 5 assists

 

BC has a knack for replacing departed starts – Craig Smith begat Jared Dudley who begat Tyrese Rice.  After a rather soft early schedule, it will be interesting to see if Rice can keep up the blistering pace once conference play kicks off.

 

Tyler Hansbrough – North Carolina – JR

Player Info

20.3ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.6spg

Best game – Nov 18th – Iona – 27 points, 9 boards, 3 steals

 

No surprise here – Hansbrough has been a beast for the top-ranked Tar Heels.  Yes, they’re playing a weak schedule out of the gate (no teams currently in the top-25 through their first 14 games), but don’t expect a significant drop off in Hansbrough’s play when he faces the big boys later in the season.

 

Kyle Singler – Duke – FR

Player Info

14.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.0bpg

Best game – Nov 19th – Princeton – 21 points, 12 boards

 

On a Blue Devil team lacking quality bigs, the undersized Singler (6’8” 220lbs) has been a godsend, leading the team in scoring and rebounding.  Against top-25 competition he is averaging 19ppg and 6.5rpg.

 

J.J. Hickson – North Carolina State – FR

Player Info

18.5ppg, 8.3rpg, 2.5bpg

Best game – Nov 28th – Michigan State – 21 points, 10 boards, 4 blocks

 

It’s been disappointing results in the early going for highly touted NC State with losses to New Orleans and a blowout loss to Michigan State already on their resume.  However, Hickson has been all he’s been advertised as plus more, leading the Wolfpack in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots while shooting an unreal 72.9% from the floor.

 

 

Next up – the Big 12.