Three Syracuse players were named to All Big East teams on Sunday. CJ Fair and Michael Carter-Williams were selected to the All Big East Second Team, while Brandon Triche was named to the All Big East Third Team.
Georgetown sophomore forward Otto Porter Jr. was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team, and will likely be named Big East Player of the Year when the award is announced on Monday. Porter finished the season second in scoring at 18.1 ppg, and his Hoyas were tied for a three-way share of the regular season title with Louisville and Marquette.
Carter-Williams averaged 12.5 ppg, 7.6 apg and 2.9 spg. (2.9). Fair was the team’s leading scorer (14.5) and rebounder (7.1), while Triche finished second on the team in scoring with 13.9 ppg.
Syracuse finished the season 23-8 overall record and a 11-7 conference record. The Orange, seeded fifth, will play the winner of the Seton Hall-USF game on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Big East Tournament.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
- Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.
- * Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.
- Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-11, 245, Kebemer, Senegal
- Russ Smith, Louisville, G, Jr., 6-0, 165, Briarwood, N.Y.
- Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 246, Glenview, Ill.
- Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Jr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
- Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.
- Vander Blue, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-4, 200, Madison, Wisc.
- Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 202, Bowie, Md.
- Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So., 6-6, 185, Hamilton, Mass.
- C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 215, Baltimore, Md.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
- Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-2, 175, Accokeek, Md.
- Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, Sr., 6-0, 185, Seattle, Wash.
- Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-0, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4,210, Jamesville, N.Y.
- JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, So., 6-6, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
- Davonte Gardner, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va.
- Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, Jr., 6-9, 245, Powder Springs, Ga.
- JaKarr Sampson, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio
- Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, F, Jr., G-F, 6-6, 205, Paterson, N.J.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM ^
- Omar Calhoun, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-5, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, Fr., 6-3, 227, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, C, Fr., 7-0, 250, Roturua, New Zealand
- Chris Obekpa, St. John’s, C, Fr., 6-9, 223, Makurdi, Nigeria
- * JaKarr Sampson, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio
- * Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa.
*Denotes unanimous selection.
^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.
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