Oh, those precocious freshmen.
There have been a dozen players who led the ACC in scoring and rebounding at season’s end. All played between 1957 and 2008. Only one played in the past two decades.
None of the dual leaders were underclassmen, let alone freshmen. None of them were Duke players, either. But it appears both of those precedents are about to change, thanks to Marvin Bagley III.
As a matter of fact, with ACC preseason player of the year choice Bonzie Colson sidelined by injury for an extended period, don’t be surprised if Bagley emerges as the favorite for POY. He would be the second Duke freshman so honored, after Jahlil Okafor in 2015.
|IN THE BAGLEY
Players Who Led ACC in Scoring, Rebounds in Same Season
(Bagley Stats Through Games of Jan. 13)
|2018||Marvin Bagley III, D||22.5||11.7|
|2008||Tyler Hansbrough, NC||22.6||10.2|
|1998||Antawn Jamison, NC||22.2||10.5|
|1997||Tim Duncan, WF||20.8||14.7|
|1987||Horace Grant, C||21.0||9.6|
|1978||Rod Griffin, WF||21.5||10.0|
|1965||Billy Cunningham, NC||25.4||14.3|
|1964||Billy Cunningham, NC||26.0||15.8|
|1962||Len Chappell, WF||30.1||15.2|
|1961||Len Chappell, WF||26.6||14.0|
|1959||John Richter, NCS||17.0||14.2|
|1958||Pete Brennan, NC||21.3||11.7|
|1957||Grady Wallace, SC||31.2||14.4|