March 7, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -For the third straight year, Notre Dame forward Luke
Harangody was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team, the league
announced. The conference's head coaches choose the all-conference
teams. The coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.
Six players were named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. The BIG EAST
Player of the Year will come from that list. The conference will
announce Player of the Year, Oppenheimer Funds/BIG EAST Coach of the
Year, BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete on
Tuesday, March 9. The announcement will be made between sessions of the
first day of The BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life at
Madison Square Garden. The press conference will begin after the
postgame interviews of the afternoon doubleheader have been completed.
The other individual awards will be announced Monday, March 8.
The other first-team selections are: Greg Monroe of Georgetown,
Dominique Jones of USF, Wes Johnson of Syracuse, Scottie Reynolds of
Villanova, Da'Sean Butler of West Virginia.
Harangody, a 6-8 senior, was first in the BIG EAST in scoring with a
23.3 average and finished third in rebounding with a 9.7 mark. In league
games, he compiled averages of 22.5 points and 9.4 boards. As a junior,
Harangody became the first player in BIG EAST history to win the scoring
and rebounding crowns in two seasons. This year, Harangody missed five
games with a knee injury. He becomes only the 11th player in league
history to earn All-BIG EAST First Team accolades three times.
Monroe, a 6-11 sophomore, was Georgetown's second leading scorer,
averaging 16.0 ppg. He also pulled down 9.6 rebounds, which was fourth
in the BIG EAST. Last season, Monroe was named BIG EAST Rookie of the
Jones, a 6-4 junior guard, was the key component in USF's rise in the
standings. The junior averaged 21.3 points in all games and won the BIG
EAST scoring crown by averaging 23.2 points in league play. The Bulls,
who had never won more than four BIG EAST games in a season, finished
the year with a 9-9 conference record. Jones was second on the team in
rebounding with a 6.4 rebounding mark.
Johnson was a critical addition for Syracuse. A transfer from Iowa State who sat out last season, the 6-7 junior led the Orange in scoring and rebounding with 15.7 and 8.5 averages, respectively. Syracuse won the
BIG EAST regular-season crown with a 15-3 record.
Reynolds has been the cornerstone for Villanova's success. The 6-2
senior guard was the team's top scorer with an 18.8 average. He led the
Wildcats to a 24-6 overall record and a 13-5 league mark, which tied for
Butler, an All-BIG EAST Second Team pick last season, also was his
team's top scorer and leader. The 6-7 senior forward averaged a
team-leading 17.2 ppg and 6.3 rebounds. WVU also finished 24-6 overall
and 13-5 in the BIG EAST.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, So., 6-11, 247, New Orleans, La.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, 255, Schererville, Ind.
Dominique Jones, USF, G, Jr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
Wes Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Herndon, Va. *
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-4, 237, Mitchelville, Md.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, So., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
Andy Rautins, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-5, 195, Jamesville, N.Y.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-3, 190, Potomac, Md.
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-1, 200, Bronx, N.Y.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 210, Long Island City, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Jimmy Butler, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-6, 215, Tomball, Texas
Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 232, Unionville, Conn.
Jamine Peterson, Providence, F, So., 6-6, 230, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y. *
Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut, F/C, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Dane Miller, Rutgers, F, Fr., 6-7, 210, Henrietta, N.Y. *
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Fr., 6-4, 198, Jamesville, N.Y.
Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-1, 185, Philadelphia, Pa.