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BC #12 in ACC Preseason Poll

Bowman voted First Team Preseason All-ACC

NCAA Basketball: ACC Operation Basketball Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles were picked to finish 12th in the ACC this season at the ACC Operation Basketball 2018-2019 preseason poll. Duke, Virginia, and UNC were the unsurprising top three vote-getters. A twelfth-place finish would put the Eagles right where they were at the end of last season after a 7-11 conference record.

A lot will depend on the performance of the incoming freshmen and the progress of returning role players, but I think this team has a good chance to outperform this projection. The poll did get one thing right, however, voting Ky Bowman First Team Preseason All-ACC. Bowman was an honorable mention to the All-ACC team last season. Forward Jairus Hamilton also received a vote for preseason Freshman of the Year, a list that was topped by Duke’s RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson. Check out the full voting results below, and be sure to come out to Conte on Saturday to for a first look at the squad at BC’s charity exhibition game with Seton Hall.

ACC Operation Basketball 2018-19 Preseason Poll

1-Duke - 1709

2-Virginia - 1699

3-North Carolina - 1641

4-Syracuse - 1268

5-Virginia Tech - 1187

6-Clemson -1148

7-Florida State - 1127

8-NC State - 885

9-Notre Dame - 859

10-Miami - 816

11-Louisville - 735

12-Boston College - 568

13-Georgia Tech - 324

14-Wake Forest - 313

15-Pittsburgh – 241

Pre-Season All-ACC

First Team

Luke Maye, North Carolina (111)

Tyus Battle, Syracuse (86)

RJ Barrett, Duke (76)

Kyle Guy, Virginia (62)

Ky Bowman, Boston College (58)

Second Team

Zion Williamson, Duke (55)

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia (32)

Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech (29)

Ty Jerome, Virginia (17)

Marcquise Reed, Clemson (16)

ACC Preseason Player of the Year

Luke Maye, North Carolina (50)

RJ Barrett, Duke (22)

Zion Williamson, Duke (15)

Tyus Battle, Syracuse (11)

Ky Bowman, Boston College (7)

Kyle Guy, Virginia (5)

De’Andre Hunter, Virginia (4)

Ty Jerome, Virginia (2)

Justin Robinson, Virginia Tech (2)

Cam Reddish, Duke (1)

T.J. Gibbs, Notre Dame (1)

Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest (1)

ACC Preseason Freshman of the Year

RJ Barrett, Duke (66)

Zion Williamson, Duke (43)

Cam Reddish, Duke (4)

Jaylen Hoard, Wake Forest (3)

Coby White, North Carolina (2)

Jalen Carey, Syracuse (1)

Nate Laszewski, Notre Dame (1)

Jairus Hamilton, Boston College (1)