Green received 38 of 76 votes cast by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association on Tuesday.
Green is the first Virginia Tech player in school history to be named ACC Player of the Year.
Miami's Jim Larranaga was named Coach of the Year and Durand Scott won Defensive of the Year. Boston College's Olivier Hanlan earned ACC Rookie of the Year honors.
Green, a senior from Winchester, led the nation in scoring. He was named to the All-ACC’s first team Monday. The Hokies finished last in the league with a 4-14 record.
“I am extremely proud of Erick,” coach James Johnson wrote in a news release. “This is an honor that is well deserved. This young man has put in numerous hours and has relentlessly worked on his game to put himself in this position. To have the respect of the media and for people to recognize what he has done for this team, in such a tough conference against very good players and very good coaches, says a lot about Erick as a player. Erick is a great kid on and off the floor and the award couldn’t come to a better person.”
Green set a new school record by scoring 786 points this season, breaking Bimbo Coles’ record (785) set in 1989-90. Green averaged 25.4 points per game this season, and made 48.2 percent of his shots from the field. The senior also led the ACC in minutes played per game (36.4).
He is the third Virginia Tech player in school history to earn a conference’s Player of the Year Award. Bimbo Coles (1988) and Dell Curry (1986) were each named the Metro Conference Player of the Year.