I will take a split. Too many factors against us the other day. We basically were playing without two starters for more than half the game and, as Vitale kept pointing out, that was the first conference game all year Hood and Parker were both hot.
Give me one win in the ACC Tournament, a 32/Sweet 16 appearance, and call it a year. Anything else is gravy. There are just too many holes in this roster. Next year is a different story.
I thought Parker may have sealed the ACC POY last night and then Warren dropped 42 tonight. Had 41 in the last game. Both were wins. Should be an interesting debate as to who wins the award.
TJ Warren leads in the conference (4th in the country) at 24.8 ppg, with a conference high 53% shooting on the 7th place team. Also 8th in rebounding at 7.1 rebounds and 3rd in steals at 1.8 a game.
Jabari Parker averages 19.2 ppg on 48% shooting, with a conference high 9.0 rebounds a game for the 3rd place team.
What I find really interesting is that Warren scores that amount with that kind of efficiency. Normally in these cases the high scorer on bad teams is inefficient. Also it's not like Parker has the best player on best team argument. His team finished 3rd (which is technically below expectations - picked second in the preseason).
But Parker has the hype, his numbers are clearly very good, and he really has the hype behind him. I'll bet anything the guy will be on a higher All-American team than Warren will be, if Warren even makes one. You would think that would giveaway who wins ACC POY, but Kendall Marshall won the Cousy his sophomore season and he didn't even make first team All-ACC. Weird things happen.