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.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
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.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
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
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
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.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
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.