March 5, 2007

I hate the All-Big East teams because they put 11 men on the first team. I realize they have 16 teams to choose and there will be howling over who is left off, but 11 on the team is ridiculous.

Aaron Gray made the 1st team as a unanimous selection. Levance Fields was selected to the second team.

2006-07 All-BIG EAST First Team
*Jeff Green, Georgetown, Jr., 6-9, 235, Hyattsville, Md.
*Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, Jr., 7-2, 283, Adelphi, Md.
Dominic James, Marquette, So., 5-11, 175, Richmond, Ind.
Russell Carter, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-4, 220, Paulsboro, N.J.
Colin Falls, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-5, 200, Park Ridge, Ill.
*Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh, Sr., 7-0, 270, Emmaus, Pa.
*Herbert Hill, Providence, Sr. 6-10, 240, Kinston, N.C.
Lamont Hamilton, St. John’s, Sr., 6-10, 255, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*Demetris Nichols, Syracuse, Sr., 6-8, 212, Boston, Mass.
Curtis Sumpter, Villanova, Sr., 6-7, 225, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Frank Young, West Virginia, Sr., 6-5, 215, Tallahassee, Fla.

2006-07 All-BIG EAST Second Team
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, So., 6-7, 238, Brookline, Mass.
Wilson Chandler, DePaul, So. 6-8, 210, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sammy Mejia, DePaul, Sr., 6-6, 195, Bronx, N.Y.
David Padgett, Louisville, Jr., 6-11, 250, Reno, Nev.
Terrence Williams, Louisville, So., 6-6, 220, Seattle, Wash.
Jerel McNeal, Marquette, So., 6-3, 185, Chicago, Ill.
Levance Fields, Pittsburgh, So., 5-10, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brian Laing, Seton Hall, Jr., 6-5, 215, Bronx, N.Y.
Kentrell Gransberry, USF, Jr., 6-9, 270, Baton Rouge, La.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, Fr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.

2006-07 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Draelon Burns, DePaul, Jr., 6-4, 220, Milwaukee, Wis.
Jonathan Wallace, Georgetown, Jr., 6-1, 188, Harvest, Ala.
Sharaud Curry, Providence, So., 5-10, 165, Gainesville, Ga.
Geoff McDermott, Providence, So., 6-7, 240, New Rochelle, N.Y.
McHugh Mattis, USF, Sr., 6-6, 190, North Lauderdale, Fla.
Eric Devendorf, Syracuse, So., 6-4, 175, Bay City, Mich.
Mike Nardi, Villanova, Sr. 6-2, 170, Linden, N.J.
BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, Fr., 6-1, 200, Indianapolis, Ind.
*Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, Fr., 6-3, 190, Rockville, Md.
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, Fr., 7-3, 255, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
DaJuan Summers, Gerogetown, Fr., 6-8, 235, Baltimore, Md.
Edgar Sosa, Louisville, Fr., 6-2, 170, New York, N.Y.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, Fr., 6-8, 250, Schererville, Ind.
Tory Jackson, Notre Dame, Fr., 5-10, 185, Saginaw, Mich.
*Eugene Harvey, Seton Hall, Fr., 6-0, 165, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Paul Harris, Syracuse, Fr., 6-5, 228, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
*Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, Fr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, Fr., 6-7, 205, Newark, N.J.

*denotes unanimous selection

That’s just too many names. It’s at least 2 too many for the first team. Sumpter, Young and Hamilton were definitely not first teamers. You know they put too many slots out there when you look at the rookie group and see Hasheem Thabeet on the list.

You can’t be serious when you say Sumpter did not deserve to be on the First Team. He was 3rd in points and 10th in rebounds in the league.

Comment by Gary 03.05.07 @ 3:19 pm

The next time someone tries to tell you how much the coaches know, please refer to when they vote on things like this.

Collin Falls? Efejuku was probably better than Collin Falls this year. Frank Young? Devendorf?!?! I know Dominic James played reasonably well against us, but he stunk the whole year.

Darris Nichols and Darryl Watkins both had great years and didn’t even make honorable mention.

Comment by J-Maile 03.06.07 @ 5:57 am

Is it me, or is it sad to only have two players on this list from the team that was the unanimous preseason choice to win the conference?

Man, I really, really hope this team busts out for the BET.

Comment by Carmen 03.06.07 @ 10:12 am

James shoulda been a 2nd teamer……McNeal shoulda been on the firs team. Jerel was brilliant in league games this year — DJ too inconsistent to warrant a first team selection.

Comment by NYWarrior 03.06.07 @ 11:08 am

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