LACROIX: Dillard, Dillard’s return to Dillard & Co. for the NCAA tournament
The L.A. Lakers and Dillard Sports Group announced Monday that forward Brandon Dillard has been named the first-team All-ACC for the 2019-20 season.
Dillard was named a first-Team All-American by The Sporting News and the first player in school history to be named first-teamer for the conference.
He joins a group of four players who were named first team All-Americans for the 2018-19 season: guard Kadeem Allen (Kansas), forward Ben McLemore (Indiana), guard Tyus Jones (Wisconsin), and forward Alex Abrines (Texas Tech).
Dillard joins fellow first-time All-America guard and 2018-2019 SEC Freshman of the Year, Myles Turner, as well as the league’s leading scorer, and top rebounder, James White, and the conference’s leading rebounder in point guard Jordan Clarkson, who was named second-team all-conference.
Dolphans first-year on-court appearance was on Nov. 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He had two points, three rebounds and two assists in 19 minutes in the game, and was named to the all-ACC team for the second straight season.
He was the recipient of the Bob Cousy Award for his contributions on and off the court.
He is the second player in L.E.A.’s history to earn a Bob Cousie Award, joining former Laker Jason Richardson.
He became the first L.O.A., Lakers and NBA player to win the Bob C. Cousy Awards.
D.J. Johnson also was named an All-Pac-12 First Team member and earned first-round selection in the 2018 NBA Draft.
He went undrafted.
Dampier scored 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 7-of -10 from 3-point range, and grabbed six rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes in a loss to Virginia.
Johnson has averaged 10.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 31.7 minutes per game in three seasons at Duke.
Johnson was selected by Los Angeles in the first round (21st overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft with the No. 1 pick in the 2017-18 NBA Draft Lottery.
He played four seasons at the University of Kentucky, averaging 6.7 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 0.8 steals in 28.6 minutes per contest in his two seasons.
He averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3:02.5 minutes and 3.1 blocks in 41 games with the Blue Devils.