ACC Basketball Mid-Season Report Cards


#2 Syracuse 21-0 (8-0): A+ – This team has it all. A star freshmen PG that plays like a senior in Ennis. Two future NBA big men in Grant and Fair. Clicking on all cylinders. Came in new league and beat traditional powers Duke and UNC.
Virginia 17-5 (8-1): A – After getting off to a slow start, Coach Bennett and star player Joe Harris have the Cavs back on track. Harris – Brogdon pack a nice 1-2 punch.

#18 Pittsburgh 18-4 (6-3): A- – Lamar Patterson has to be conference first teamer. Panthers have stood their ground in a new league because of their consistent defense.

#17 Duke 17-5 (6-3): A- – Picked to win the league, Duke finds itself looking up. However, after the Cuse game, the Devils proved they still have what it takes to beat anyone on a given night. Depth is an issue.

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Clemson 14-6 (5-3): A- – Picked to finish at the bottom, Clemson has shocked everyone. Beat Duke. KJ McDaniels has emerged as the leading Tiger. Kudos to Coach Brad Brownell.

Maryland 13-9 (5-4): B – Good thing Dez Wells decided to stick around. Terps in their final year of ACC play.

NC State 14-8 (4-5): C – TJ Warren is the only bright spot.

Wake Forest 14-8 (4-5): C – Middle of the road team has done what was expected of them.

Florida St. 13-8 (4-5): C – Seniors Miller and White playing steady ball.

Georgia Tech 12-10 (3-6): C- – Transfer Golden is team’s leading scorer and assist man.

Miami 11-10 (2-6): C- – Lost too many stars from last season’s championship squad.

North Carolina 14-7 (4-4): D – Hairston or no Hairston, UNC fans demand better. Good thing is Tar Heels seem to be improving team play.

Virginia Tech 8-13, (1-8): D – Where is Green? He left after last season.

Notre Dame 12-10 (3-6): F – Too much experience to be at the bottom. It’s time to raise the bar.

Boston College 6-15 (2-6): F – In the same boat as Notre Dame.

Aaron Dougherty is the ACC Basketball Beat Writer for All Sports Talk. Follow him on Twitter @adougherty689

About Aaron Dougherty

Aaron is an avid sports fan that resides in the Raleigh, NC area.  He has a degree in Sport Management from North Greenville University and enjoys writing about, reading, and watching sports in his spare time. He is the beat writer for SEC sports on