All-Big East Teams Selected, ND’s Hansbrough Only Unanimous Pick

Ben Hansbrough

The strongest college basketball conference in America named it’s best today. Six players were named to the All-BIG EAST First Team. The BIG EAST Player of the Year will come from that group. The conference will announce Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year on Tuesday, March 8.

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-3.5, 227, Mitchellville, Md.
*Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr., 6-3, 206, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Jr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Marshon Brooks, Providence, G-F, Sr., 6-5, 200, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Dwight Hardy, St. John’s, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Bronx, N.Y.

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Big East Post-Season Awards

By: David Kay

The Big East regular season has come to an end.  As has been the case in recent history, the conference was once again highly entertaining and probably the most competitive in the country.  Now it is time to hand out some post-season awards.

A couple things to note; last year the All-Big East First Team was compiled of six players so I am rolling with that idea this time around.  I know the Big East does an All-Freshman Team but since this was a bit of a down year for frosh in the conference, I am turning this into an “All-Rookie Team” due to the influx of talented transfers this season.

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