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Gibbs named all-Big East honorable mention

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Pitt senior guard Ashton Gibbs received all-Big East honorable recognition today, while West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones was named to the all-Big East first team.

It marks the first time since 1995-96 and only the second time since Pitt joined the Big East in 1982 that the Panthers were shut out of post-season first-, second-, or third-team honors.

West Virginia senior guard Truck Bryant and Seton Hall senior forward and Aliquippa native Herb Pope garnered third-team honors.

The conference’s head coaches choose the all-conference teams.  The coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.

Gibbs, the Big East Preseason Player of the Year, is averaging a team-best 15.4 points for No. 13 seed Pitt (16-15, 5-13), which will play No. 12 seed St. John’s (18-13, 6-12) in the first round of the Big East Tournament at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

The 6-foot-2 Gibbs, who is Pitt’s all-time leader in 3-pointers, also leads the Panthers in 3-point field goals made (67), free throws made (83-97) and minutes played (34.9 mpg). He has scored more than 20 points nine times and reached double figure scoring in 25 of 31 games. Gibbs, one of 10 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award, was a second-team all-Big East pick as a sophomore and a first-teamer last year.

Jones, a 6-foot-8 Mt. Vernon, N.Y., native, led the Big East in scoring (19.0) and rebounding (10.9).

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ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut, G, So., 6-5, 185, Norcross, Ga.

Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-2, 170, Arlington, Va.

*Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 235, Villa Rica, Ga.

Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-2, 215, Raleigh, N.C.

Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-7, 210, Montreal, Quebec

Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-8, 260, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

 

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, So., 6-4, 215, White Plains, N.Y.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.

Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr., 6-0, 174, Englewood, N.J.

Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Philadelphia, Pa.

Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 200, Philadelphia, Pa.

 

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM

Henry Sims, Georgetown, C, Sr., 6-10, 232, Baltimore, Md.

Vincent Council, Providence, G, Jr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Sr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.

Dion Waiters, Syracuse, G, So., 6-4, 215, Philadelphia, Pa.

Darryl Bryant, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION

Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, So., 6-8, 205, Baltimore, Md.

Hollis Thompson, Georgetown, F, Sr., 6-7, 205, Los Angeles, Calif.

Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G-F, Sr., 6-4, 185, Evansville, Ind.

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.

Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

 

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM^

Andre Drummond, Connecticut, C, Fr., 6-11, 275, Middletown, Conn.

Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-7, 250, Bowling Green, Ky.

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.

LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Fr., 6-6, 220 Lansing, Mich.

Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, Fr., 6-3, 186, Missouri City, Texas

Anthony Collins, USF, G, Fr., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas

 

*Denotes unanimous selection.

^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.

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