A discussion at the end of a comment string last week got me thinking – what would an all-time “first team” list of ACC shooters look like? I had a chance to discuss with two colleagues at lunch (one Duke fan, one UNC fan), and we seemed to agree on the following:
Updated: You convinced me about Mark Price.
- Rodney Monroe, NC State
- Randolph Childress, Wake Forest
- J.J. Redick, Duke
- Dennis Scott, Georgia Tech
Donald Williams, UNC
- Mark Price, Georgia Tech
This list only considers players I’ve seen play over the years, and my ACC hoops memory only goes back to 1981 or 1982. I call this a shooters’ list, but I only really considered players who were also prolific scorers (i.e., not just designated zone-busters, but rather players that could take over a game with their shooting ability). That kept guys like Terry Gannon on the bench. Of these 5, I consider the first 3 no brainers, and I am most iffy about Williams. But he was a clutch guy, and did take home the Final Four MVP trophy (which he dedicated to V, earning him my eternal respect). NOTE: Williams has since been bumped for Price.
Feel free to note other deserving candidates in the comments section.