Three Mountaineers Earn Big East Awards

West Virginia freshman Devin Ebanks was named to the Big East all-rookie team on Sunday -- one of three Mountaineers to earn league honors.

Devin Ebanks, who averaged 9.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers, was one of six players selected to the league's list of freshmen honorees.

Da'Sean Butler earned a spot on the five-man Big East second team. He had a team best 17/1 points per game for the Mountaineers, and averaged 6.1 rebounds per contest.

Alex Ruoff earned one of the four Honorable Mention honors awarded by the league. The senior guard averaged 15.7 points and totaled a team best 50 steals for the Mountaineers.


ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, C, Jr., 7-3, 263, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Terrence Williams, Louisville, F, Sr., 6-6, 210, Seattle, Wash.

Jerel McNeal, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-3, 200 Chicago, Ill.

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 251, Schererville, Ind.

DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, C, So., 6-7, 265, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Sam Young, Pittsburgh, F, Sr., 6-6, 215, Clinton, Md.


ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

A.J. Price, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-2, 181, Amityville, N.Y.

Wesley Matthews, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-5, 215, Madison, Wis.

Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, G, So., 6-0, 185, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Dante Cunningham, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-8, 230, Silver Spring, Md.

Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Jr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM

Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind.

Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, F, Sr., 6-7, 243, Brookline, Mass.

Earl Clark, Louisville, G/F, Jr., 6-8, 220, Rahway, N.J.

Levance Fields, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-10, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.


BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION

Weyinmi Efejuku, Providence, G, Sr., 6-5, 210, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.

Dominique Jones, USF, G, So., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.

Alex Ruoff, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-6, 220, Spring Hill, Fla.


BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, Fr., 6-9, 255, Cincinnati, Ohio

Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-0, 175, Bronx, N.Y.

Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, Fr., 6-10, 240, Gretna, La.

Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-8, 240, Trelawny, Jamaica

Mike Rosario, Rutgers, G, Fr., 6-3, 180, Jersey City, N.J.

Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, Fr., 6-9, 205, Long Island City, N.Y.

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