ACC coaches pick Miami's Larkin as player of year
Miami guard Shane Larkin is the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches' choice as player of the year.The coaches' individual award winners were announced Tuesday by the league. Their ballots were received prior to last week's ACC tournament and they weren't allowed to vote for their own players.Larkin received six votes to three for Virginia's Joe Harris, two for Virginia Tech's Erick Green and one for Duke's Mason Plumlee.Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association members last week voted Green as their player of the year.The coaches and players agreed on the other winners: Boston College's Olivier Hanlan as rookie of the year, Miami's Durand Scott as defensive player of the year and the Hurricanes' Jim Larranaga as coach of the year.Larkin led the Hurricanes to their first ACC regular-season and tournament championships, and was selected as the MVP of the league tournament.Green led the nation with a 25-point scoring average for the last-place Hokies.Hanlan received 10 votes for the rookie award, while Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon and North Carolina State's T.J. Warren received one vote apiece.Scott won the defensive award with three votes. Virginia's Jontel Evans had two and seven players received one vote apiece.Larranaga had nine votes for the coaching award. Three coaches - Virginia's Tony Bennett, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and North Carolina's Roy Williams - had one vote each.