The Big East recently announced its First and Second All-Big East Teams. Creighton forward Doug McDermott, Providence guard Bryce Cotton and Xavier guard Semaj Christon were all unanimous choices for the 2013-14 All-Big East First Team.
In addition to McDermott, Cotton and Christon, Markel Starks of Georgetown, D’Angelo Harrison of St. John’s and James Bell of Villanova were named to the first team.
McDermott, a 6-8 senior, led the conference in scoring in all games with 26.5 points per game. In the season finale against Providence, McDermott scored a career-high 45 points and became the eighth player in college basketball history to surpass 3,000 career points.
Cotton, a 6-1 senior, is the only repeat selection on the All-Big East First Team. The Friar guard was second to McDermott in scoring at 21.7 points per game.
Christon led Xavier to a No. 3 seed in the Big East Tournament. The versatile sophomore averaged 17.0 points, 4.1 assists and 1.4 steals during the season.
The Big East Player of the Year will come from the All-Big East First Team. The conference will announce the Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year on March 12.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Doug McDermott, Creighton, F, Sr.
Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Sr.
Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Sr.
D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, Jr.
James Bell, Villanova, G, Sr.
Semaj Christon, Xavier, G, So.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Kellen Dunham, Butler, G, So.
D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, So.
Davante Gardner, Marquette, F, Sr.
Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, Sr.
Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, F/G, Sr.
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, Jr.