By winning an ACC Player of the Year award, that player inserts himself into the same category as Michael Jordan, Len Bias, Ralph Sampson, David Thompson, Christian Laettner, Tim Duncan and Tyler Hansborough, just to name a few.
As the ACC's best player, the company he joins gives the award an incredible amount of honor.
In addition to the league's most prestigious award, we take a look at the prospects for the ACC's other top individual awards, as well as the All-Conference teams.
While it is unsurprising that North Carolina, Duke and NC State are well-represented throughout these slides, many other schools have multiple members in these predictions as the ACC is sure to be one of the most competitive conferences once again.
Here is a look at my preseason predictions for the ACC's top honors.