Duke’s Nolan Smith named ACC player of year… UNC’s Roy Williams named coach of the year


    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Duke’s Nolan Smith is the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year, and three of the league’s other individual awards belong to regular season champion North Carolina.
    The Tar Heels’ Roy Williams is the coach of the year, Harrison Barnes is the league’s top freshman and John Henson is its defensive player of the year.
    The individual award winners were announced Tuesday following a vote of 75 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
    Smith, a unanimous all-ACC pick, received 73 votes for the individual honor. He leads the league with an average of 21.6 points and is the ACC-record 14th Blue Devil to win the award and first since J.J. Redick in 2006.
    Williams received 52 votes to win the coaching award for the second time in the ACC.