TJ Warren has won the ACC Player of the Year award, a very bright spot in what has been a so-so season, though IMHO a much better one than last year.
Warren led the league in scoring at 24.8 ppg and while many fans and media thought the award would go to Duke’s Jabari Parker, Warren’s win is justifiable. It is pretty clear that without the sophomore’s nearly automatic scoring touch the Pack could not have achieved 19 wins and a .500 conference record. He scored 81 points in his last two games, so he is peaking at the right time.
Unless the Wolfpack surprises at least one of the top four in the conference during the ACC Tournament, they will likely go to the NIT. The challenge becomes to put more quality pieces around Warren for next season, provided of course that he doesn’t enter the NBA Draft. There are some other good players on the team, but we will need one more great one if we hope to be significantly better in 2014-15.
Enough about the future. All congratulations to TJ Warren, the best player to grace the red and white in many seasons.
And to close with a plea: Come back, TJ. Come back.