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247Sports named Armando Bacot First-Team All-American for ’22-23

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The off-season awards for the UNC basketball program continue to come in and won’t stop anytime soon.

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Again, it starts and ends with the big man’s reconfiguration Armando Bakot. Backot returns next season after an amazing junior campaign that saw him average 16.3 points and 13.1 rebounds per game.

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Backot was selected to the All-ACC First Team as a junior en route to setting an NCAA singles season record for double-doubles (31) and became the first person in NCAA history to have six consecutive double-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.

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247Sports writer Isaac Trotter broke his All-American teams for the 2022–23 season and Backot was on his first team.

The big man from North Carolina will already go down in history as the great Tar Heel. But he may be able to put himself at the pinnacle of Mount Rushmore in North Carolina if he can lead the Tar Heels to a national championship in his final season. Defensive play can sometimes impact big man production, so Backot will be at his best if R.J. Davis and Caleb Love find the consistency they showed in UNC’s deep March run. But Backot will handle what he can control. He will play with elite effort. It will have a monstrous effect on glass and in defense.

Also, according to 247Sports, Backot is preseason favorite to win ACC Player of the Year.

Gonzaga forward Drew Timm, Kentucky forward Oscar Chibwe, Michigan forward Hunter Dickinson, and UCLA forward Jaime Jakes were Trotter’s other four first team players.

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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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