Florida State's Leonard Hamilton has won the Atlantic Coast Conference's coach of the year award for the second time in four years, while North Carolina's Tyler Zeller is the ACC player of the year.
The league on Tuesday also announced North Carolina's John Henson, from Tampa's Sickles High School, is the defensive player of the year for the second straight year and that Duke's Austin Rivers was a unanimous choice for freshman of the year.
The winners were determined by a vote of 62 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Hamilton, who also won the league's coaching award in 2009, guided Florida State to a 21-9 record and a 12-4 finish in ACC play that included a 33-point romp against North Carolina and a win at Duke on a last-second 3-pointer in an eight-day span in January. The victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium snapped the Blue Devils' 45-game home winning streak.
Eight of the league's 12 coaches received at least one vote for coach of the year.
Zeller received 45 votes to 14 for Virginia's Mike Scott. Hamilton had 21 votes for the coaching award — one more than Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. Henson received 56 votes for the defensive honor.
Zeller ranked fifth in the league in scoring and second in rebounding, averaging 16.3 points and 9.3 rebounds for the regular-season champion Tar Heels, the No. 1 seed in this week's conference tournament in Atlanta. He became North Carolina's 14th player of the year winner — tying Duke for the most in league history — and first since Ty Lawson won it in 2009.
The 7-footer had 19 points and 10 rebounds in an 88-70 win at Duke over the weekend to clinch the ACC regular-season title.
"It's always a great honor to be able to say, `I did this, I did this,' but it is a team sport," Zeller said Monday about the possibility of being named player of the year. "But being able to say we won Saturday (against Duke) is something I think I'll talk about for longer."
Rivers won the league's weekly award for rookies nine times and leads the Blue Devils in scoring, averaging 15.3 points. His buzzer-beating 3-pointer last month gave Duke an 85-84 win at North Carolina. He's the sixth Duke player to win the freshman award and first since Kyle Singler in 2008.
"It is an honor to receive this award," Rivers said in a statement. "Working hard throughout the season and having great teammates and coaches has really helped me and I am going to share this award with them. Individual awards are great, but at the same time we are all focused on winning championships as a team and that is what I want to win."
Henson averages 10.3 rebounds per game and leads the conference by blocking three shots per game. He's the second two-time winner, after Duke's Shelden Williams won it the first two years it was awarded in 2005 and '06.