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2017 All-Big East Teams Announced: Four Wildcats Receive Honors


On Sunday, the Big East announced its All-Conference selections.

Four Wildcats recognized for their play this season–Josh HartJalen BrunsonDonte DiVincenzo, and Kris Jenkins.

Hart and Brunson were unanimously voted in to the All-Big East First Team. Hart led the Wildcats this season with 18.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. The senior wing shot over 50 percent on the floor for the fourth-straight season and was an efficient 40.4 percent from beyond the arc.

As for Brunson, he saw his numbers rise, as he took over as the team’s full-time point guard and facilitator. The sophomore from Lincolnshire, Ill. averaged 14.8 points per game and 4.3 assists per game.

In his first season after redshirt year, DiVincenzo was tabbed a All-Big East Freshman Team Pick. DiVincenzo was a fixture off of Villanova’s bench, logging 7.8 points per game.

Jenkins rounds off the accolades for the ‘Cats. The senior forward was an All-Big East honorable mention. He was third on the team in scoring, with 13.4 points per game.

Coaches vote on who they would like to elect to the conference teams. Coaches cannot vote for their own players.

Here is a look at the teams:

First Team All-Big East:
Andrew Chrabascz (Butler) Sr., F
Josh Hart (Villanova) Sr., G/F
Jalen Brunson (Villanova) So., G
Angel Delgado (Seton Hall) Jr., F
Marcus Foster (Creighton) Jr., G
Trevon Bluiett (Xavier) Jr., G/F

Second Team All-Big East:
Kelan Martin (Butler) Jr., F
Justin Patton (Creighton) Fr., C
Rodney Bullock (Providence) Jr., F
Kyron Cartwright (Providence) Jr., F
Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall) Jr., G

Big East Honorable Mention:
Rodney Pryor (Georgetown) Sr., G
Kris Jenkins (Villanova) Sr., F

Big East All-Freshman Team:
Kamar Baldwin (Butler), G
Justin Patton (Creighton), C
Markus Howard (Marquette), G
Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s), G
Marcus LoVett (St. John’s), G
Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova), G

Awards such as the Big East Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Scholar-Athlete of the Year will be announced on the first day of the conference tournament on Wednesday.

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Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.


March 2017
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