Georgia Tech junior guard Michael Devoe took home ACC Tournament MVP honors on Saturday night after dropping 20-points in the Jackets 80-75 win over Florida State to claim the ACC Tournament title. It was the program’s first ACC Tournament title since 1993.
Devoe in his two games in the tournament totaled 33 points, six rebounds, 10 assists, and four steals, a dominating effort out of the Orlando, Florida native. The strong play by Devoe in the ACC Tournament came to no one’s surprise as the junior entered the tournament averaging 14.9 points on the season but had also scored double-digit points in each of the Jackets’ final seven regular-season games. It’s a well-deserved honor for the Tech guard who outside Atlanta is quite underrated and doesn’t get the recognition he probably deserves.
He earned the MVP honors over both Jose Alvarado and Jordan Usher who both had amazing efforts in the tournament in their own right. Alvarado totaled 26 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and eight steals including five against Florida State. Usher, on the other hand, totaled 30 points, as well as a combined five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.
As seen in the graphic above, Alvarado and Usher were recognized as well for their efforts. Alvarado joined Michael Devoe on the All-ACC Tournament First Team while Usher was the Jackets’ lone representation on the All-ACC Tournament Second Team.
If the Yellow Jackets hope to make a deep run in this year’s NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis, they’ll need Alvarado, Devoe, and Usher to all continue their strong play. Though as we all know, it will truly take a full team effort if the Jackets want to make a run at glory.
The Jackets will learn their NCAA Tournament region, seeding, and first-round opponent on Sunday night at 6:00 p.m. during CBS’s Selection Sunday show.