ACC Basketball: Season Preview 2020-21

ACC awards predictions

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
CALEB LOVE, NORTH CAROLINA

Any of the talented freshmen (or Sam Hauser) we have mentioned in this article could realistically win this award without it being much of a surprise, but I think Love is going to set himself apart. It starts with his individual skills, of course, in which I give a quick breakdown above. But he’s also going to be the lead guard on a UNC team that won’t have reliable depth behind him. Love is going to play heavy minutes every game, increasing his opportunity to make an impact and put up really good numbers. This is where talent meets opportunity meets fit (Love’s athleticism in Roy Williams’ up-tempo system? Yes, please!), and it will result in a memorable year for Love.

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