With the regular season ended, we're getting into postseason award time. Pitt forward Michael Young got some conference recognition on Sunday when he was named to the ACSMA's All-ACC Third Team.
Young was easily the Panthers' best player. He averaged team-highs in points (16.1) and rebounds (7.1), and was second only to Ryan Luther in field goal percentage, making 54% of his shots. Young was also third in assists and blocks per game, and fourth in free throw percentage.
In the ACC, he ranked ninth in scoring and 12th in rebounding.
The forward wasn't only the team's top player, but also its most consistent. He only failed to get into double figures in scoring on two occasions. In one game, Pitt's first against Syracuse this season, he had only eight points but added 13 rebounds. The second was the Panthers' game against Central Arkansas - a blowout in which he played only 16 minutes. Young was a big factor in just about every game he played this year.
Pitt didn't get much other recognition for conference awards after him. The Panthers were shut out in terms of votes for other awards, save for Sheldon Jeter picking up a vote for Sixth Man of the Year.
Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon was Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.