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Duke freshman Kyle Filipowski took home the program’s league-leading 14th ACC Rookie of the Year honor as the conference’s postseason awards were announced Monday.

Filipowski also earned a spot on the All-ACC Second Team, while junior Jeremy Roach garnered Honorable Mention recognition. Filipowski, Tyrese Proctor and Dereck Lively II were each tapped to the ACC All-Freshman Team, while Lively earned one of the five spots on the league’s All-Defensive Team.

Duke now boasts 155 All-ACC selections all-time (first, second and third teamers), leading the league ahead of North Carolina (154) and NC State (87). The Blue Devils have had at least one All-ACC player in every season since 1975.

Filipowski is Duke’s second consecutive ACC Rookie of the Year, the ninth in the last 12 years and the program’s ACC-record 14th all-time (leading Georgia Tech’s 11 and North Carolina’s nine). Opening his career as the first player in ACC history with four consecutive Rookie of the Week honors, Filipowski finished with nine total ROW awards — tied for fourth most in league history and one shy of the league record. The dynamic 7-footer leads Duke in scoring, rebounds, steals and free throws made, and has a team-best 27 double-figure scoring games. The Westtown, N.Y., native is tied for 17th nationally and leads all Division I freshmen in double-doubles (14), leads all power conference freshmen in rebounds (9.2) and is fifth among power conference freshmen in scoring (15.0). He is the only freshman nationally — and one of just eight power conference players overall — averaging at least 15 points and nine rebounds.

On the top-10 list for the Karl Malone Award and the Naismith Midseason Team, Filipowski is Duke’s 54th second-team All-ACC pick and is the first Blue Devil to be named to the Second Team as a freshman since Brandon Ingram in 2016.

Lively becomes Duke’s 31st All-Defensive honoree and extends the Blue Devils’ streak of at least one on the All-Defensive Team to four straight years. He is the first league freshman to make the All-Defensive Team since Zion Williamson in 2018-19. Missing much of the preseason and early part of the regular season with a calf injury, Lively emerged as one of the league’s most effective defensive players with shot-blocking prowess and ability to guard any position. The 7-foot-1 center is third nationally and leads the ACC in block percentage (13.5) and is sixth nationally and leads the league in blocks per 40 minutes (4.95). The Philadelphia, Pa., native has swatted 39 shots over the final 13 games and has recorded at least one block in 27 of his 29 games, has 18 games with multiple blocks, eight games with three or more and four games with five or more. Lively had eight blocks in Duke’s home win over rival North Carolina, the most by a Duke player all-time vs. UNC, the second-most by a Duke freshman in any game all-time and the second-most by any Division-I player this season.

Roach earned Honorable Mention All-ACC honors after finishing as Duke’s second-leading scorer with 13.2 points and a team-best 3.2 assists. The junior improved in nearly every statistical category from his sophomore season that saw him help lead Duke to the ACC regular-season title and to the Final Four. Duke’s lone captain is on pace for a career-best scoring year, has logged five of his six career 20-point games, recorded his first career double-double and averaged 14.5 points while shooting .469 from the field and playing a team-high 33.6 minutes per game in the last 13 games since returning from a three-game absence due to injury.

Filipowski, Lively and Proctor on the All-Freshman Team extend the Blue Devils’ conference lead to 37 selections all-time and at least one in 11 consecutive seasons. A native of Sydney, Australia, who reclassified to play for Duke this season, Proctor is one of five Blue Devils to play all 30 games. The guard has emerged as one of the top dual-threat freshmen in the nation, ranking in the 93rd percentile on the defensive end among all Division I players while averaging 11.0 points and shooting .404 from the field with a 1.90 assist/turnover ratio and 11 double-digit scoring efforts over the final 15 games of the regular season.

Pittsburgh’s Jeff Capel was voted the ACC Coach of the Year, while Miami’s Isaiah Wong was named Player of the Year, Virginia’s Reece Beekman was named Defensive Player of the Year, Pittsburgh’s Nike Sibande took home Sixth Man of the Year and Boston College’s Quinten Post was recognized as the Most Improved Player.

Filipowski was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team with 75 votes and received 68 of the 75 votes as the Rookie of the Year. He and Roach each received votes for the Player of the Year Award, while Roach also received a vote for Most Improved Player. Lively was the fourth leading vote-getter for Defensive Player of the Year, with freshman Dariq Whitehead and graduate Ryan Young third and fourth, respectively, in Sixth Man of the Year voting.

Voting for the league’s annual postseason awards was done by the ACC’s head coaches and a panel of media that cover the conference.

2022-23 ACC Award Winners
Player of the Year – Isaiah Wong, Miami
Defensive Player of the Year – Reece Beekman, Virginia
Rookie of the Year – Kyle Filipowski, Duke
Sixth Man of the Year – Nike Sibande, Pitt
Most Improved Player – Quinten Post, Boston College
Coach of the Year – Jeff Capel, Pitt

2022-23 All-ACC Team
First Team
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 337 votes
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 324
Tyree Appleby, Wake Forest, 319
Hunter Tyson, Clemson, 271
Jamarius Burton, Pitt, 262

Second Team
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 258 votes
Terquavion Smith, NC State, 243
Jarkel Joiner, NC State, 203
Jordan Miller, Miami, 148
Blake Hinson, Pitt, 132

Third Team
Norchad Omier, Miami, 131 votes
PJ Hall, Clemson, 126
Kihei Clark, Virginia, 102
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 54
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 54

Honorable Mention
El Ellis, Louisville, 50 votes
Grant Basile, Virginia Tech, 43
Judah Mintz, Syracuse, 40
Jeremy Roach, Duke, 35
Quinten Post, Boston College, 33
Jayden Gardner, Virginia, 31
RJ Davis, North Carolina, 26
DJ Burns Jr., NC State, 24
Caleb Love, North Carolina, 21

Notes: All-ACC Team points are determined on a 5-3-1 system (five points for first team, three points for second team, one point for third team); 75 total voters.

ACC Player of the Year
Isaiah Wong, Miami, 30 votes
Tyree Appleby, Wake Forest, 23
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, 9
Hunter Tyson, Clemson, 4
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 3
Jamarius Burton, Pitt, 3
Jarkel Joiner, NC State, 2
Jeremy Roach, Duke, 1

ACC Rookie of the Year
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 68 votes
Judah Mintz, Syracuse, 7

All-Defensive Team
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 63 votes
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 56
Leaky Black, North Carolina, 55
Dereck Lively II, Duke, 45
Kihei Clark, Virginia, 26

All-Freshman Team
Kyle Filipowski, Duke, 75 votes
Judah Mintz, Syracuse, 72
Tyrese Proctor, Duke, 51
JJ Starling, Notre Dame, 39
Dereck Lively II, Duke, 39

ACC Coach of the Year
Jeff Capel, Pitt, 57 votes
Jim Larrañaga, Miami, 8
Brad Brownell, Clemson, 6
Kevin Keatts, NC State, 2
Tony Bennett, Virginia, 2

ACC Defensive Player of the Year
Reece Beekman, Virginia, 29 votes
Leaky Black, North Carolina, 18
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 13
Dereck Lively II, Duke, 6
Federiko Federiko, Pitt, 3
Ja’von Franklin, Georgia Tech, 3
Justyn Mutts, Virginia Tech, 2
Norchad Omier, Miami, 1

ACC Most Improved Player
Quinten Post, Boston College, 23 votes
Sean Pedulla, Virginia Tech, 14
Jordan Miller, Miami, 14
Chase Hunter, Clemson, 10
Cameron Hildreth, Wake Forest, 3
Casey Morsell, NC State, 3
Wooga Poplar, Miami, 3
Jesse Edwards, Syracuse, 2
JJ Traynor, Louisville, 1
Federiko Federiko, Pitt, 1
Jeremy Roach, Duke, 1

ACC Sixth Man of the Year
Nike Sibande, Pitt, 47 votes
Ben Vander Plas, Virginia, 8
Ryan Young, Duke, 7
Dariq Whitehead, Duke, 6
Bensley Joseph, Miami, 3
Deivon Smith, Georgia Tech, 2
Devin McGlockton, Boston College, 2

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