It's tough to leave the conference's leading scorer off the all-conference first team, right? Not if that team went 6-10 and the scorer slumped for the last two weeks of the season.
I guess that's the lesson we learned with today's release of the All-ACC teams. The first team consists of three Tar Heels, Austin Rivers, and Mike Scott, with Kendall Marshal just getting nipped down to the second team. Stoglin, in fact, finished behind Marshall in the balloting, but he did comfortably slot into the second team.
I have to say that I can't argue with that. Some thought he was a foregone conclusion, but I never got that, especially with that awful finish. Stoglin, though a fantastic scorer, isn't one of the five best players in the conference, especially seeing how he finished shooting 29% over his final five games. He can put up points in a hurry but isn't nearly efficient enough yet to crack a team like this, especially when his team won only six games in the conference.
More happily, Nick Faust very deservedly made the all-freshman team. I'm not quite sure how he was the last player picked - I love Shane Larkin as much as the next guy, though I don't like Dorian Finney-Smith one bit, but either way I probably take Faust over either, both for pure talent and resumé. That he very nearly missed this team is much more criminal than Stoglin missing the first team slot.
Stoglin next year should be a major threat to be first team, as all six ahead of him should be leaving. Faust will be a second- or third-team possibility in his own right, and perhaps first-team as well before too long.