Syracuse fans take over ACC Twitter poll, vote Carmelo Anthony best player

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NEW ORLEANS – APRIL 5: Carmelo Anthony #15 of the Syracuse University Orangeman smiles during the semifinal round of the NCAA Final Four Tournament against the University of Texas at Austin Longhorns at the Louisiana Superdome on April 5, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Syracuse defeated Texas 95-84, advancing them to the Championship game. (Photo by Craig Jones/Getty Images)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The official twitter of ACC Men’s Basketball set out to see who fans thought was the best player in the conference’s history. It turns out, the winner never played in the ACC.

The account announced the bracket on March 19.

The Final Four came down to players all from the same school– who all never played in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Syracuse Basketball fans shocked the world by voting Billy Owens (6th seed), Carmelo Anthony (6th seed), Derrick Coleman (3rd seed) and Dwayne “Pearl” Washington (13th seed) into the Final Four.

The all-Orange semi-finalist beat the likes of Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, Tim Duncan, and Christian Laettner despite none of the Syracuse players ever playing in the ACC.

Carmelo Anthony was voted the best, beating out Derrick Coleman. Twitter polls allow for one account to have one vote in each poll.

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