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Sterling Gibbs makes All-Big East Second Team, Delgado and Whitehead on All-Rookie Team

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A trio of Seton Hall Pirates have been named on All-Big East teams.

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The Big East released their All-Conference teams this afternoon and three Pirates have received honors.

Leading scorer Sterling Gibbs (16.7 ppg, 3.8 apg) was named to the All-Big East Second Team after finishing second in league play in scoring (17.5 ppg). Gibbs is the second Pirate in a row to be named to the Second Team after senior wing Fuquan Edwin last season; Jordan Theodore was named to the Second Team in 2011-12.

A pair of Pirate freshmen in Angel Delgado (9.3 ppg, 9.9 rpg) and Isaiah Whitehead (12 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.5 apg) were recognized on the All-Rookie team with the former being a unanimous selection after leading the conference with 10.7 rpg in league play. Delgado is just the second freshman in Big East history to lead the conference in rebounding and is 23rd in the nation in offensive rebounding percentage while 28th in defensive rebounding percentage.

Troy Murphy (Notre Dame, 1998-99) was the first freshman to lead the league in rebounding with 10.5 rpg in conference play and 9.9 rpg overall.

Delgado and Whitehead follow in the footsteps of Jaren Sina, who was on the All-Rookie team a year ago. Delgado and Xavier wing Trevon Bluiett are the two leading candidates for the Big East Rookie of the Year award that will be announced on Wednesday at 4:30.


Kellen Dunham, Butler, G, Jr., 6-6, 185, Pendleton, Ind. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-3, 214, Indianapolis, Ind. *Kris Dunn, Providence, G, Jr., 6-3, 205, New London, Conn. *LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Sr., 6-6, 215, Lansing, Mich. D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, Sr., 6-4, 202, Missouri City, Texas Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa. *Darrun Hilliard, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-6, 215, Bethlehem, Pa.


Roosevelt Jones, Butler, F, Jr., 6-4, 227, O'Fallon, Ill. Matt Carlino, Marquette, G, Gr., 6-2, 175, Arcadia, Ariz. Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-2, 185, Scotch Plains, N.J. Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's, G/F, Sr., 6-6, 192, Detroit, Mich. Matt Stainbrook, Xavier, C, Sr., 6-10, 270, Bay Village, Ohio


Billy Garrett, Jr., DePaul, G, So., 6-6, 205, Chicago, Ill. Daniel Ochefu, Villanova, F, Jr., 6-11, 245, Baltimore, Md. JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-7, 235, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Isaac Copeland, Georgetown, F, Fr., 6-9, 220, Raleigh, N.C. L.J. Peak, Georgetown, F, Fr., 6-5, 215, Gaffney, S.C. Duane Wilson, Marquette, G, Fr., 6-2, 185, Milwaukee, Wis. *Angel Delgado, Seton Hall, F, Fr., 6-9, 230, Bajos De Haina, Dominican Republic Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall, G, Fr., 6-4, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y. *Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, F, Fr., 6-6, 215, Indianapolis, Ind.