Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech
The all-conference third team is typically some combination of secondary players from tournament teams and players who put up impressive numbers for teams with awful records.
We're definitely in the latter camp with Wilson, as Virginia Tech has minimal hope of playing in the postseason.
Last year as a freshman, Wilson led the Hokies in minutes played (34.9 per game) and had more than three times as many assists (148) as anyone else on the team. The point guard also attempted more than twice as many free throws (185) as any other Hokie.
Not bad for a kid who ESPN rated as the 108th-best point guard of the 2013 class.
Pat Connaughton, Notre Dame
Connaughton's name is plastered all over the ACC stats page from last season. He was the only player in the conference to rank in the top 20 in PPG, RPG and APG. As a result, he led the conference in Offensive Rating.
Despite all that hard work, Connaughton didn't even get an honorable mention when the all-conference teams were announced. And with Jerian Grant returning, it's only going to be harder for Connaughton to get noticed.
But hey, we see you, Pat. Keep kicking butt and taking names before starting your career with the Orioles.
Terry Rozier, Louisville
One of the biggest keys to the entire ACC hierarchy will be how effectively Rozier can replace Russ Smith. By putting him on the third team, we're simultaneously expressing skepticism and optimism.
Rozier had some quality games last season, but they all came against the likes of Houston, Rutgers, South Florida and Temple. Against teams like Kentucky and North Carolina, he was a no-show.
Of course, those were early season games, and he was a freshman. He has no doubt improved since then. But how much?
Justin Jackson, North Carolina
I try not to buy too excessively into freshman hype, but I'm all aboard the Justin Jackson bandwagon. He is exactly what the Tar Heels were missing last season without P.J. Hairston.
The only reason he isn't higher on the list is because North Carolina is overflowing with quality small forwards. Whether he starts at shooting guard or small forward, he'll inevitably have to share some minutes with J.P. Tokoto, Theo Pinson, Nate Britt and Joel Berry.
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College
Has a team ever gone winless in a major conference while simultaneously producing the conference's leading scorer? It should be a fun story to watch if the Eagles open ACC play with a prolonged losing streak.