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Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels and Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller lead voting by coaches
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels and Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller are among the honorees on the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coaches All-ACC Defensive Team.
The team was selected by the league’s 15 head coaches. Voting took place during the final week of the ACC regular season and was based on regular-season performance.
Additional players recognized on the All-ACC Defensive Team were Virginia’s Akil Mitchell, Florida State’s Okaro White and North Carolina’s J.P. Tokoto.
Clemson’s K.J. McDaniels, who leads the ACC with 83 blocked shots in 30 games was named on 13 ballots, while Georgia Tech’s Miller, who has blocked 77 shots in his 31 contests, received 11 votes.
Virginia’s Mitchell has been a major part of a stifling defense that has limited opponents to ACC lows of 55.4 points and .384 shooting from the floor per game. North Carolina’s Tokoto is tied for fifth in the ACC in steals with 1.58 while drawing a number of primary defensive assignments. White, a key cog in Florida State’s defense that limited opponents to .397 shooting from the floor per game, averaged 4.63 defensive rebounds.
2014 Coaches All-ACC Defensive Team (Vote Totals)
K.J. McDaniels, Clemson (13)
Daniel Miller, Georgia Tech (11)
Akil Mitchell, Virginia (9)
Okaro White, Florida State (6)
J.P. Tokoto, North Carolina (6)