Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon is the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association announced on Sunday. The senior had 38 votes to runner up Brice Johnson of North Carolina’s eight for Player of the Year. Brogdon is the first player to earn to both honors since the league instituted the defensive award in 2005.
Miami Coach Jim Larranaga earned Coach of the Year honors with 24 votes to Virginia Tech Coach Buzz Williams’s 22.
Brogdon, the third Virginia player to earn the honor along with three-time winner Ralph Sampson (1981-83) and Barry Parkhill (1972), led the Cavaliers with 18.4 points per game throughout the regular season and 19.9 points per game in conference play. He’s the fourth-best scorer in the ACC heading into the conference tournament. He was also named to the all-ACC first team for the third consecutive season, one of four Virginia players in program history to be so honored.