ACC selections Sunday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Artis and Young are two of only eight underclassmen (sophomores or freshmen) to receive votes for the All-ACC teams. Artis received the 16th most votes in the conference and was just seven votes shy of earning All-ACC Third Team honors. Fifteen individuals earned either First, Second or Third Team honors.
On the year, Artis leads Pitt in scoring in both overall games (13.8 ppg.) and ACC games (16.1) and ranks among league leaders in points per game (13th), rebounds per game (17th at 5.9 rpg.) and free throw percentage (6th at 79.8%). In 32 starts, Artis has also converted 48 percent (153-319) of his field goal attempts and 40 percent (37-92) of his 3-point attempts. He has scored 20-plus points eight times and reached double figure scoring in 23 of 32 contests on the year. Artis currently has reached double figure scoring in 16 consecutive games and has averaged 18.5 points per game during that stretch. The 6-foot-7-inch tall Artis was named the ACC Player of the Week on Feb. 9 following a career-high 32-point performance against Bryant.
Young leads the Panthers in both field goal percentage (52.3%, 159-304) and rebounding (7.3 rpg.) while averaging 13.5 points per game. He ranks among league leaders in points per game (19th), rebounding (10th) and offensive rebounds per game (4th, 3.28). On the year, he has five double-doubles, scored 20 or more points five times, grabbed 10 or more rebounds six times and reached double figure scoring a team-high 25 times. The 6-foot-9-inch tall Young has started all 68 consecutive games at power forward for Pitt.
Pitt (19-13, 8-10 ACC) enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 10 seed. It begins ACC Tournament play on Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. ET against No. 7 seed NC State. The contest will be televised nationally on ESPN2.
2014-15 ACSMA ALL-ACC TEAMS
(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)
FIRST TEAM ALL-ACC
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke (64) 320, Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame (64) 320, Rakeem Christmas, Gr. Syracuse (51) 294, Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia (53) 293, Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College (29) 246.
SECOND TEAM ALL-ACC
Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville (21) 220, Quinn Cook, Sr., Duke (23) 219, Terry Rozier, So., Louisville (2) 154, Trevor Lacey, Jr., NC State (2) 123, Justin Anderson, Jr., Virginia (5) 106.
THIRD TEAM ALL-ACC
Marcus Paige, Jr., North Carolina (4) 97, Tyus Jones, Fr., Duke (2) 89, Pat Connaughton, Sr., Notre Dame 45, Anthony Gill, Jr., Virginia 42, Brice Johnson, Jr., North Carolina 40.
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-ACC
Jamel Artis, So., Pittsburgh 33, Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami 32, London Perrantes, So., Virginia 31, Sheldon McClellan, Jr., Miami 31, Justise Winslow, Fr., Duke 29, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Fr., Florida State 24, Michael Young, So., Pittsburgh 14, Angel Rodriguez, Jr., Miami 13, Codi Miller-McIntyre, Jr., Wake Forest 12, Kennedy Meeks, So.,North Carolina 10.
ALL-ACC FRESHMAN TEAM
Jahlil Okafor, Duke *64, Tyus Jones, Duke 62, Justise Winslow, Duke 59, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, Florida State 57, Justin Jackson, North Carolina 22, *denotes unanimous selection
ALL-ACC DEFENSIVE TEAM
Rakeem Christmas, Gr., Syracuse 58, Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia 50, Darion Atkins, Sr., Virginia 38, Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami 38, BeeJay Anya, So., NC State 29.
ACC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jahlil Okafor, Fr., Duke (44), Jerian Grant, Sr., Notre Dame (14), Malcolm Brogdon, Jr., Virginia (3), Rakeem Christmas, Gr., Syracuse (1), Olivier Hanlan, Jr., Boston College (1), Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville (1).
ACC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Jahlil Okafor, Duke (64)
ACC COACH OF THE YEAR
Tony Bennett, Virginia (52), Mike Brey, Notre Dame (6), Mike Krzyzewski, Duke (5), Mark Gottfried, NC State (1).
ACC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Darion Atkins, Sr., Virginia (26), Rakeem Christmas, Gr., Syracuse (15), Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami (10), Montrezl Harrell, Jr., Louisville (8), BeeJay Anya, So., NC State (3), James Robinson, Jr., Pittsburgh (1), Cameron Wright, Sr., Pittsburgh (1).
ACC MOST IMPROVED PLAYER
Rakeem Christmas, Sr., Syracuse (24), Tonye Jekiri, Jr., Miami (14), Quinn Cook, Sr., Duke (6), Cat Barber, So., NC State (6), Terry Rozier, So., Louisville (4), Michael Gbinije, Jr., Syracuse (4), Jaron Blossomgame, So., Clemson (3), Jamel Artis, So., Pittsburgh (2), Michael Young, So., Pittsburgh (1).
ACC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
BeeJay Anya, So., NC State (26), Matt Jones, So., Duke (13), Charles Mitchell, Jr., Georgia Tech (10), V.J. Beachem, So., Notre Dame (8), Chris Jones, So., Pittsburgh (7).