"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

2006-2007 All Big East Selections

Later today the Big East Basketball Report will unveil the online community's All Big East selections.

Below are are the selections submitted by the Cracked Sidewalks team. As you'll see below -- this league is so darn big and deep with talent that its difficult to avoid overlooking a talented player or two.

For example, Terrance Williams of Louisville probably deserved a nod but he was terrible in two games against MU this year which didnt help his candidacy. Wesley Matthews. Well, the league is just incredibly deep. Brian Laing from SHU -- nobody improved more year to year, but he just missed the cut. Anyway, take a look.

Big East Player of the Year – Jeff Green, GU (best player on the league's best team)

First Team

  • Demetris Nichols, Syracuse (senior stepped up his game in conferene play)
  • Herbert Hill, Providence (led league in scoring and rebounding for much of the season)
  • Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh (Mr Double Double)
  • Colin Falls , Notre Dame (efficient, productive senior season for Big East's top shooter)
  • Jerel McNeal, Marquette (sadly underrated by many. Raised his game in Big East play)
Second Team
  • Curtis Sumpter, Villanova (5th year senior was Nova's best player)
  • McHugh Mattis, USF (breakout season for Bulls' strongman)
  • Roy Hibbert, Georgetown (topped the league in FG%)
  • Scottie Reynolds, Villanova (2006-2007 version of Dominic James, the freshman)
  • Dominic James, Marquette (despite shooting woes, was a force)
Third Team
  • Wilson Chandler, DePaul (consistent performer for Paul Gleason)
  • Jeff Adrien, UConn (toughest player in the Big East)
  • Sharaud Curry, PC (breakout season for the talented soph)
  • Russell Carter, ND (along with fellow senior Falls -- key to Irish surge)
  • Kentrell Gransbury, USF (averaged a double-double)
Defensive POY -- Morris McHugh, USF (big on the backboards -- tremendous rejector)
Coach of the Year -- Mike Bray, ND (Irish picked 11th preseason -- finish in 4th despite losing a key starter)

Big East Freshman of the Year - Scottie Reynolds, Villanova

First Team All-Freshmen
  • Luke Harangody, ND
  • Da'Sean Butler, WVU
  • Eugene Harvey, SHU
  • Jerome Dyson, UConn
  • Paul Harris, Syracuse
Second Team All-Freshmen
  • Stanley Robinson, UConn
  • Lazar Hayward, MU
  • Edgar Sosa, Louisville
  • Derrick Caracter, Louisville
  • Solomon Bozeman, USF


Anonymous said...

Deonta Vaughn not on FOY list???

TB said...

yup, missed that one. it was tough to peer that far into the basement -- but he had a terrific season.

Anonymous said...

Stanley Robinson, second team all-fresh? I am a UConn fan and find that suspect.

Anonymous said...

Adrien being the toughest player in the league is a no brainer but he should have been a 1st teamer. He will be All-american next season.