UNC's Justin Jackson named ACC Player of the Year

Jackson's jersey will now hang from the Dean Dome rafters. (Photo: Bob Donnan, USA TODAY Sports)

North Carolina junior small forward Justin Jackson has been named ACC Player of the Year, the conference announced on Sunday.

His No. 44 jersey will now hang forever in the Dean Dome rafters.

Jackson finished the regular season averaging 18.3 points per game while shooting 45.2% from the field and 38.5% from three. He added 4.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists. His 85 threes on the year rank second in conference.

Jackson led the Tar Heels to a 26-6 overall record and a 14-4 conference mark. UNC won the ACC by two games and earned a No. 1 seed in this week's conference tournament in Brooklyn.

Duke's Luke Kennard, Wake Forest's John Collins, Notre Dame's Bonzie Colson, and Louisville's Donovan Mitchell join Jackson on the All-ACC First-Team.

UNC's Joel Berry was voted to All-ACC Second team. Head coach Roy Williams got the second most votes for ACC Coach of the Year behind Georgia Tech's Josh Pastner.

Next up for North Carolina (26-6, 14-4) is a matchup in the ACC tournament with the winner of No 8 Syracuse (18-3, 10-8) vs. No. 9 Miami (20-10, 10-8). UNC will play on Thursday, March 9 in Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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