Miami Hurricanes G Durand Scott has been named the 2012-13 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, narrowly beating his teammate, Shane Larkin.
This season, the Bronx native is averaging 12.9 points per game, 4.1 rebounds per game and 2.6 assists per game.
Miami head coach Jim Larranaga told Hurricane Sports:
Durand Scott is one of the greatest competitors I’ve ever been around and you really see that on the defensive end of the floor. He takes great pride in guarding the other team’s best player on the perimeter. He takes great pride in playing harder than anybody else. I am so proud to be able to say that I coached Durand Scott for two years.”
And proud he should be. Scott beat out his fellow teammate G Shane Larkin by two votes receiving 23 of the 77 total votes. Larkin finished second in the voting receiving 21 votes.
Scott becomes the first Hurricane to receive the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
ACC Defensive Player of the Year Voting, courtesy of Hurricane Sports
- Durand Scott, Miami, 23 votes
- Shane Larkin, Miami, 21 votes
- Michael Snaer, Florida State, 7 votes
- Mason Plumlee, Duke, 6 votes
- Jontel Evans, Virginia, 4 votes
- Julian Gamble, Miami, 4 votes
- Richard Howell, North Carolina State, 4 votes
- Akil Mitchell, Virginia, 2 votes
What do you think? Should Scott have beaten Larkin?