Walker, Gray, Barnes make All-ACC team

Senior guard M.J. Walker was named second-team, while RaiQuan Gray and Scottie Barnes were picked third-team All-ACC on Monday morning. Barnes was also named the ACC’s freshman of the year and sixth man of the year.

Walker led the team in scoring (13.1 points) and made 3-pointers (41). He was among the team’s most efficient players, shooting 43.5 percent from the floor, 44.1 percent from 3-point range and 81.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Gray, a redshirt junior, averaged 12.4 points and a team-leading 6.9 rebounds for FSU. Gray scored 10 or more points in FSU’s last 12 games of the regular season, including four double-doubles.

The voting for Gray is a curious one as few were as good as him from mid-January through the end of the regular season as he averaged 15.9 points and 7.7 rebounds.

Barnes had a team-leading 82 assists and averaged 10.4 points and 4.3 assists. He was also named to the all-freshman team, receiving the most votes by the league’s Blue Ribbon Panel as the league’s player of the year.

The All-ACC first team: Georgia Tech’s Moses Wright, Pitt’s Justin Champagnie, Louisville’s Carlik Jones, Duke’s Matthew Hurt and Virginia’s Sam Hauser. Wright was named the ACC’s player of the year.

The All-ACC second team: Virginia Tech’s Keve Aluma, Georgia Tech’s Jose Alvarado, Virginia’s Jay Huff, Walker, and Clemson’s Aamir Simms.

Virginia Tech’s Mike Young was named coach of the year. Young earned 26 votes, ahead of FSU’s Leonard Hamilton (24) and Georgia Tech’s Josh Pastner (16).

No FSU player was selected to the all-defensive team. Alvarado of Georgia Tech was named the defensive player of the year.