Ryan Reid Unsung Hero Award
This one is hard, as there are just so many good options. I’m going with Braian Angola-Rodas though. The junior college transfer had been having a pretty quiet season, but you could see the makings of a really good ACC player. Today, it started to come together for him.
Rodas finished with 12 points on 4-for-4 shooting. He made all 3 of his three-pointers, and played excellent defense. If he can start clicking from the outside (he was brought in to be a knockdown shooter), the boom squad could take their game to another level.
Honorable mention goes to everyone not named Dwayne Bacon. Isaac was nearly silent, but he didn’t let that effect his defensive effort. Mayes only scored 6, but had 9 assists to just 1 turnover. Christ Koumadje played great defense, blocking 2 shots in his limited minutes. Even if you discount Bacon’s efficient shooting, the rest of the team still shot 65 percent from the floor.
That was a Final Four type of effort. Hopefully that’s not the last time I say that this season.