Shabazz Napier earns first team all-Big East honors, while Omar Calhoun makes the all-rookie team. I thought Napier might get jobbed in the voting (that Mick Cronin!) because of UConn's postseason ban, and even his injury that forced him to miss two late games. But I was wrong. Of course, there's no doubt he's a first-teamer. I'll even probably vote for him as a third team All-American. Not homerism, just someone who watched him all season while most of the rest of the nation ignored UConn.
I thought Ryan Boatright might get honorable mention honors, but no dice. Fuquan Edwin? Really?
Here's the all-Big East teams and all-rookie team. Otto Porter of Georgetown was a unanimous choice, meaning he'll be the player of the year, too. JaKarr Sampson and Ryan Arcidiacono were unanimous all-rookie choices, too, but it says here that Sampson will be rookie of the year.
Keep in mind, Peyton Siva (third team) was the preseason player of the year, and Steven Adams was pre-season rookie of the year.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST
Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.
*Otto Porter, Jr.,
Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.
Louisville, C, Jr., 6-11, 245, Kebemer, Senegal
Louisville, G, Jr., 6-0, 165, Briarwood, N.Y.
Jack Cooley, Notre
Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 246, Glenview, Ill.
Providence, G, Jr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND
Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.
Marquette, G, Sr., 6-4, 200, Madison, Wisc.
Jerian Grant, Notre
Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 202, Bowie, Md.
Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So., 6-6, 185, Hamilton, Mass.
Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 215, Baltimore, Md.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD
Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-2, 175, Accokeek, Md.
Louisville, G, Sr., 6-0, 185, Seattle, Wash.
Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-0, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4,210, Jamesville, N.Y.
Villanova, F, So., 6-6, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE
Marquette, F, Jr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va.
Providence, F, Jr., 6-9, 245, Powder Springs, Ga.
JaKarr Sampson, St.
John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio
Fuquan Edwin, Seton
Hall, F, Jr., G-F, 6-6, 205, Paterson, N.J.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE
Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-5, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, Fr., 6-3, 227, Indianapolis, Ind.
Pittsburgh, C, Fr., 7-0, 250, Roturua, New Zealand
Chris Obekpa, St.
John’s, C, Fr., 6-9, 223, Makurdi, Nigeria
St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio
Villanova, G, Fr., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa.
^Due to a tie in
the voting, an additional position was named.
Labels: Fuquan Edwin, Jakarr Sampson, Mick Cronin, Omar Calhoun, Otto Porter, Peyton Siva, Ryan Arcidiacono, Ryan Boatright, Shabazz Napier, Steven Adams