Warren Voted First Team All-ACC By Coaches, Media
March 10, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C. - T.J. Warren, the ACC's leading scorer with 24.8 points per game, has been voted first team All-ACC by both the league's coaches and media.
"Our basketball program is proud of T.J. and his accomplishments. He is certainly well-deserving of All-ACC honors," head coach Mark Gottfried said. "He has played at a high level in every facet of the game every single night and he is out there playing to win. There have been many times when he has been spectacular, scoring in a variety of ways at an efficient rate. The commitment he made in the offseason to improve his game has lifted our young team and we're excited about our play heading into the conference tournament."
Warren, a 6-8 sophomore from Durham, N.C., was voted unanimously to the league's first team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association, the governing body that sponsors the media awards voting. Joining Warren on the first team are Duke's Jabari Parker, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Syracuse's C.J. Fair and K.J. McDaniels of Clemson.
The ACC's head coaches also voted Warren to their first team squad. Parker, Paige, Fair and Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia comprised the coaches' first team All-ACC group.
Constantly facing double-teams and gimmick defenses designed to contain him, Warren finished the regular season first in the ACC in both scoring and field goal percentage. He can join Horace Grant and Tim Duncan as just the third player in ACC history to lead the conference in both categories. He is also the league's leader in offensive rebounds and is among the leaders in rebounding, steals and minutes played.
While facing the nation's 43rd-toughest schedule, the sophomore forward also stands third in the nation in scoring. His 9.8 made field goals per game is the highest mark in the country. His play lifted the Wolfpack road wins at Tennessee (21 points, 11 rebounds on Dec. 18) and Pittsburgh (41 points on March 3).
It marks the second consecutive year that NC State has seen a player garner first-team honors. Richard Howell was voted first team All-ACC by the media last season.
Warren and the Wolfpack (19-12, 9-9) open conference tournament play Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. NC State, the tournament's No. 7 seed, will play the winner of Wednesday's Miami-Virginia Tech contest.