Take Our Sporcle Quiz: ACC Basketball Lottery Picks–1985-1989

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THE NBA DRAFT, ACC RECAP

Not sure why the title of this entry is all-caps, but… well… too lazy to fix it.  In any event, the ACC had a very good NFL draft, with 9 players drafted in the first round.  The first round of the NBA draft went pretty well too, with 7 of the first 30 selections coming from the ACC.  Overall, 12 of the 60 selections were ACC… exactly 20%.  Given that 14 players were from foreign countries, that means that 12 of 46–selections were ACC, more than 25%.  Not too shabby.  Nicely done, ACC!

 

#
Team
Player
H
W
P
School
1
 Minnesota
Karl-Anthony Towns
7-0
250
C
Kentucky
2
 LA Lakers
D’Angelo Russell
6-4
195
PG/SG
Ohio State
3
 Philadelphia
Jahlil Okafor
6-11
270
C
Duke
4
 New York
Kristaps Porzingis
7-1
230
PF
Latvia
5
 Orlando
Mario Hezonja
6-8
215
SG/SF
Croatia
6
 Sacramento
Willie Cauley-St…
7-0
242
C
Kentucky
7
 Denver
Emmanuel Mudiay
6-5
200
PG
Congo
8
 Detroit
Stanley Johnson
6-6
242
SF
Arizona
9
 Charlotte
Frank Kaminsky
7-1
230
C
Wisconsin
10
 Miami
Justise Winslow
6-6
222
SG/SF
Duke
11
 Indiana
Myles Turner
6-11
240
C
Texas
12
 Utah
Trey Lyles
6-10
240
PF
Kentucky
13
 Phoenix
Devin Booker
6-6
205
SG
Kentucky
14
 Oklahoma Cty
Cameron Payne
6-2
185
PG
Murray St.
15
 Atlanta
Kelly Oubre
6-7
205
SF
Kansas
16
 Boston
Terry Rozier
6-2
190
PG
Louisville
17
 Milwaukee
Rashad Vaughn
6-5
200
SG
UNLV
18
 Houston
Sam Dekker
6-9
220
SF
Wisconsin
19
 Washington
Jerian Grant
6-4
200
PG
Notre Dame
20
 Toronto
Delon Wright
6-5
180
PG/SG
Utah
21
 Dallas
Justin Anderson
6-6
230
SG/SF
Virginia
22
 Chicago
Bobby Portis
6-11
245
PF
Arkansas
23
 Portland
Rondae Hollis-Je…
6-7
210
SF
Arizona
24
 Cleveland
Tyus Jones
6-1
185
PG
Duke
25
 Memphis
Jarell Martin
6-9
240
PF
LSU
26
 San Antonio
Nikola Milutinov
7-0
225
PF/C
Serbia
27
 LA Lakers
Larry Nance Jr.
6-9
230
PF
Wyoming
28
 Boston
RJ Hunter
6-6
185
SG
Georgia St.
29
 Brooklyn
Chris McCullough
6-9
200
PF
Syracuse
30
 Golden St.
Kevon Looney
6-9
222
PF
UCLA
31
 Minnesota
Cedi Osman
6-8
215
SF
Turkey
32
 Houston
Montrezl Harrell
6-8
255
PF
Louisville
33
 Boston
Jordan Mickey
6-8
240
PF
LSU
34
 LA Lakers
Anthony Brown
6-7
210
SG/SF
Stanford
35
 Philadelphia
Guillermo Hernan…
6-11
250
PF/C
Spain
36
 Minnesota
Rakeem Christmas
6-9
245
PF/C
Syracuse
37
 Philadelphia
Richaun Holmes
6-9
245
PF
Bowling Green
38
 Detroit
Darrun Hilliard
6-7
220
SG
Villanova
39
 Charlotte
Juan Vaulet
6-7
200
SG/SF
Argentina
40
 Miami
Josh Richardson
6-6
200
SG
Tennessee
41
 Brooklyn
Pat Connaughton
6-5
215
SG
Notre Dame
42
 Utah
Olivier Hanlan
6-4
185
PG/SG
Boston College
43
 Indiana
Joseph Young
6-2
185
PG/SG
Oregon
44
 Phoenix
Andrew Harrison
6-6
215
PG/SG
Kentucky
45
 Boston
Marcus Thornton WM
6-3
180
PG/SG
William & Mary
46
 Milwaukee
Norman Powell
6-4
215
SG
UCLA
47
 Philadelphia
Arturas Gudaitis
6-10
255
PF
Lithuania
48
 Oklahoma Cty
Dakari Johnson
7-0
260
C
Kentucky
49
 Washington
Aaron White
6-9
220
SF/PF
Iowa
50
 Atlanta
Marcus Eriksson
6-7
190
SG
Sweden
51
 Orlando
Tyler Harvey
6-4
180
SG
Eastern Washi…
52
 Dallas
Satnam Singh Bha…
7-2
290
C
India
53
 Cleveland
Sir’Dominic Poin…
6-6
190
SF
St. Johns
54
 Utah
Daniel Diez
6-8
220
SF/PF
Spain
55
 San Antonio
Cady Lalanne
6-9
240
C
Massachusetts
56
 New Orleans
Branden Dawson
6-7
230
SF/PF
Michigan St.
57
 Denver
Nikola Radicevic
6-5
200
PG/SG
Serbia
58
 Philadelphia
JP Tokoto
6-6
195
SG/SF
North Carolina
59
 Atlanta
Dimitrios Agrava…
6-10
235
PF
Greece
60
 Philadelphia
Luka Mitrovic
6-8
200
SF/PF
Serbia

Take Our Sporcle Quiz: Name the ACC Basketball Arenas

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Lindsay, Jones exit – MLB draft kind to Diamond Heels

This time last year, coach Mike Fox and the Diamond Heels were reeling after losing 10 commits to the 2014 MLB draft which showed up significantly (in a bad way) in both the regular season and ACC tournament in the form of pitching. After losing many talented freshman, there just seemed to not be enough manpower in that particular area to sustain momentum down the stretch. This ultimately led to the Heels missing taking part in the NCAAT for the first time since 2001.

Even though the top 2 recruits the Diamond Heels had signed ended up being drafted, the class is still loaded and with some much needed relief in the form of pitchers. One of those pitching commits (two total) ranks in the Top 75 nationally.

The in-state class is led by 2nd ranked RHP and 10th ranked player overall in the state of North Carolina- Cole Aker and will be looked at to help add stability at the mound similar to what they enjoyed back in 2014.

I’ll have a breakdown of the entire recruiting class this summer along with the other UNC teams as we gear up for the new season.

ACC Baseball Tournament Day 6 & Postseason Selections

Championship Game: Seminoles take down NC State to win their sixth title

NC State: 2

Florida State: 6

In a matchup few predicted, Florida State won the war of attrition known as the ACC championship. Love it or hate it, pool play can be tough on players as they don’t often play 4 games in as many days. Both teams looked fatigued on Sunday, but Florida State found a way to play through it.

John Sansone got the Seminoles’ offense started with a 3 run homer that just barely made it over the blue monster. NC State was able to respond in next inning on a confusing play that probably should have been ruled an infield fly. Florida State had few problems against NC State starter Johnny Piedmonte. He left the game after only 3.1 innings after allowing 4 earned runs. On the other side, Florida State relievers Boomer Biegalski and Billy Strode combined for 5.2 innings with only 1 hit. Florida State added 2 more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, then sealed their victory with another in the seventh.

NCAA Tournament

7 ACC teams earned bids to the NCAA baseball tournament. Here’s where they are:

Louisville – #1 seed in their own Louisville regional

Miami – #1 seed in their own Coral Gables regional

Notre Dame – #2 seed in the Champaign regional hosted by Illinois

Florida State – #1 seed in their own Tallahassee regional

Clemson – #3 seed in the Fullerton regional hosted by Cal. St. Fullerton

NC State – #2 seed in the Ft. Worth regional hosted by TCU

Virginia – #3 seed in the Lake Elsinore regional hosted by UC Santa Barbara

North Carolina was also listed as a “last 4 out.”

ACC Baseball Tournament: Day 5

One of the downfalls of pool play is that it can often lead to pointless games later in the week. While Saturday’s early game was essentially a semi-final, the other two meant nothing. Still, teams can use these games to build momentum for the NCAA tournament.

Game 12: Florida State grabs their spot in the Championship

Louisville – 0

Florida State – 6

The two teams were in a 0-0 deadlock for most of the game. Florida State finally broke the tie in the top of the sixth inning when they scored three runs which would have been enough to beat the Cardinals.

But the Seminoles added two more runs in the seventh and another in the eighth to seal their victory. Both teams posted similar stats including 8 runners left on base. The only difference between the two was the way Florida State capitalized on their opportunities later in the game.

Game 13: A reversal of fates gives Miami a win over the Irish

Notre Dame – 5

Miami – 6

Not even 24 hours after a tough loss in extras to NC State, the Hurricanes took the field looking to regain some confidence for the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth and hoped that was enough. Trailing by one, Christopher Barr wasted no time tying the game. He homered on just the 5th pitch of the inning.

Miami would go on to load the bases with one out and Brandon Lopez at the plate. Lopez singled to right-center field to drive in the winning run. This time, it was Miami walking off with the win.

Game 14: Even with some key players out, NC State cruises past UVA

NC State – 10

Virginia – 2

Coming off their big win the night before, NC State got a chance to rest some of their stars. Even with those guys out, the Wolfpack scored an even ten runs on the way past Virginia. The Cavaliers took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning, but NC State quickly responded with two runs of their own to take the lead.

Virginia tied up the game in the sixth, but NC State responded with eight runs which all but ended the Cavs chances at picking up a win. The Wolfpack improve to a surprising 3-0 on the tournament, which no one expected. Equally surprising is Virginia’s 1-3 performance. After their 11-0 rout of Georgia Tech, they almost topped Miami early in the week. They just never found a way to finish off these close games.