Bacot earns ACC All-Academic Basketball Team honors

By R.L. Bynum

It seems that Armando Bacot has done everything well this school year.

On Tuesday, he added All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team honors to the All-ACC first-team honors he earned last month.

He is one of three players to make both teams, along with Syracuse’s Buddy Boeheim and Wake Forest’s Alondes Williams.

Bacot, a junior majoring in exercise and sports science (sports administration) with a minor in business administration, was the lone Tar Heel in the 37-player group that all earned at least a 3.0 grade point average in the previous semester and have a 3.0 cumulative average during their academic careers.

Earlier this season, he received the Carolina’s Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award, made the dean’s list for the fall semester and was the team captain.

On the court, Bacot led the 29–10 Tar Heels in scoring (16.3 points per game), field-goal percentage (56.9%), rebounding (13.1 per game) and blocks (65).

He led the nation with an NCAA-record 31 double-doubles and led the ACC in rebounding and offensive rebounds (4.2 per game). He was the first player to produce six double-doubles in an NCAA tournament.

All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball team

Name, School, Position, Class, Major
Brevin Galloway, Boston College, G, Gr., Sports Administration                           
David Collins, Clemson, G, Gr., Athletic Leadership
Nick Honor^, Clemson, G, Jr., Communications
Hunter Tyson#, Clemson, G, Sr., Athletic Leadership
Mark Williams^, Duke, C, So., Undeclared
Matthew Cleveland, Florida State, G, Fr., Criminology
Anthony Polite, Florida State, G, Gr., Athletic Coaching
Dallan (Deebo) Coleman, Georgia Tech, F. Fr., Business
Sydney Curry, Louisville, F, Jr., Sport Administration=
Dre Davis^, Louisville, G/F, So., Sport Administration
Noah Locke, Louisville, G, Sr., Sport Administration
Jarrod West, Louisville, G, Gr., MBA
Charlie Moore, Miami, G, 6th, Master’s in International Administration
Sam Waardenburg, Miami, F, 6th, Master’s In Liberal Studies
Armando Bacot, North Carolina, F/C, Jr., Exercise and Sport Science — Sport Admin.
Breon Pass, NC State, G, Fr., Sport Management
Paul Atkinson, Notre Dame, F, Gr., Master’s of Science in Finance
Nate Laszewski, Notre Dame, F, Sr., Management Consulting
Cormac Ryan, Notre Dame, G, Sr., Management Consulting
Jamarius Burton, Pitt, G, Sr., Communication: Rhet & Comm
Onyebuchi Ezeakudo, Pitt, G, Sr., Bioengineering
William Jeffress^, PItt, F, So., Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Femi Odukale^, Pitt, G, So., Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse, G, Sr., Communication and Rhetorical Studies
Jimmy Boeheim^, Syracuse, F, Gr., Education
Joseph Girard III^, Syracuse, G, Jr., Sport and Human Dynamics
Cole Swider, Syracuse, F, Sr., Communication and Rhetorical Studies\
Jayden Gardner, Virginia, F, Sr., Youth and Social Innovation
Kadin Shedrick, Virginia, F, So., Commerce 
Nahiem Alleyne#, Virginia Tech, G, Jr., Human Development
Keve Aluma, Virginia Tech, F, Sr., Sociology
Hunter Cattoor^, Virginia Tech, G, Jr., Human Development
Storm Murphy, Virginia Tech, G, Gr., Agriculture & Life Sciences; Leadership Studies (Master’s)
Justyn Mutts^, Virginia Tech, F, Gr., Curriculum & Instruction; Educational Psychology (Master’s)
Jake LaRavia, Wake Forest, F, Jr., Communication
Dallas Walton, Wake Forest, C/F, Gr., Liberal Studies
Alondes Williams, Wake Forest, G, Gr., Undeclared
^Two-time honoree
#Three-time honoree

Photo via @UNC_Basketball


1 Comment

  1. Very impressive young man! Would love to have him back next season. A bright future awaits him in whatever endeavors he chooses. Hats 👒 🎩 off to you Armando Bacot!


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