All-Big East Men's Basketball Team Announced

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Five Wildcats are honored.

The Big East Men's basketball conference has announced the Big East's yearly awards and they are the following:

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Doug McDermott, Creighton, F, Sr., 6-8, 225, Ames, Iowa
Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-2, 175, Accokeek, Md. 
Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Sr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz. 
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, Jr., 6-4, 204, Missouri City, Texas
James Bell, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-6, 220, Orlando, Fla. 
Semaj Christon, Xavier, G, So., 6-3, 190, Cincinnati, Ohio

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM^
Kellen Dunham, Butler, G, So., 6-6, 185, Pendleton, Ind. 
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, So., 6-3, 218, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Davante Gardner, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va. 
Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, Sr., 6-9, 245, Boston, Mass. 
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, F/G, Sr., 6-6, 215, Paterson, N.J. 
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, Jr., 6-7, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Ethan Wragge, Creighton, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Eden Prairie, Minn. 
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, So., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa. 
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-6, 215, Bethlehem, Pa. 
Matt Stainbrook, Xavier, C, Jr., 6-10, 263, Bay Village, Ohio

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM^
Andrew Chrabascz, Butler, F, Fr., 6-7, 225, Portsmouth, R.I. 
Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul, G, Fr., 6-5, 194, Chicago, Ill. 
Tommy Hamilton IV, DePaul, F, Fr., 6-10, 284, Chicago, Ill. 
Deonte Burton, Marquette, F, Fr., 6-4, 230, Milwaukee, Wis. 
Rysheed Jordan, St. John's G, Fr., 6-4, 185, Philadelphia, Pa.
Jaren Sina, Seton Hall, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Lake Hopatcong, N.J.
Josh Hart, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-5, 202, Silver Springs, Md.

Cotton, McDermott and Christon were unanimously named to the first team by the conference's coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players. The Wildcats have five players named to the conference's teams.

Bell, a 6-foot-6 senior guard, was the driving force behind the Wildcats regular season Big East championship. He averaged 14.9 points and six rebounds per game in his final season while leading Villanova to a 28-3 overall and 16-2 record in conference play, the most regular season and conference wins in program history.

The Big East conference will announce Player of the Year, BIG East Coach of the Year, BIG East Rookie of the Year and the BIG East Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday, March 12.

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