LaDontae Henton and Vincent Council Make All-BIG EAST Teams

dave@friarblog —  March 4th, 2012 3:12 PM —  Comments
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The BIG EAST conference announced their All-BIG EAST teams today, and two Friars found themselves getting recognized.

LaDontae “Buckets” Henton made the All-Rookie Team for one of the best seasons for a Friar freshman – 14.3 points per game, 8 rebounds per game, 9 double-doubles, and several ONIONS shots among his many buckets. As Cooley’s only recruit to play this season, Henton has emerged as a huge part of the foundation of this team going forward. Vincent Council was the last Friar to make the rookie team two years ago. Here are the others:

Ricky Tucker (1980)
Otis Thorpe (1981)
Eric Murdock (1988)
Michael Smith (1992)
Michael Brown (1993)
God Shammgod (1996)
Ryan Gomes (2002)
Donnie McGrath (2003)
Sharaud Curry (2006)
Geoff McDermott (2006)

Some pretty good company there.

Vincent Council got something this year too, as he made the All-BIG EAST third team. He was first in the BIG EAST with 7.5 assists, which is also good for 4th in the entire country. At 16.1 points per game, he also led the Friars in scoring. This was done all while playing 93% of the team’s minutes since there was no backup point guard. Should he have made the 2nd team? Seton Hall’s Jordan Theodore and Nova’s Malik Wayns were both picked on that 2nd team. Council and Theodore’s numbers are pretty similar in lots of categories, but VC gets the edge assist wise. Plus, that’s not even counting the missed assists his teammates gave him several times a game. At least Council will have something to prove as the Friars face Theodore and Seton Hall in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament.

Here are the other Friars to make All-BIG EAST teams, sorted alphabetically:

Austin Croshere Third Team 	1995-1996
Austin Croshere First Team 	1996-1997
Billy Donovan 	Third Team 	1985-1986 	
Billy Donovan 	First Team 	1986-1987 	
Carlton Screen 	Second Team 	1989-1990 	
David Kipfer 	Third Team 	1986-1987 	
Derrick Brown 	Third Team 	1996-1997 	
Donnie McGrath 	Second Team 	2005-2006 	
Eric Murdock 	Third Team 	1988-1989 	
Eric Murdock 	First Team 	1990-1991 	
Eric Williams 	First Team 	1994-1995 	
Geoff McDermott Honorable       2006-2007 	
Geoff McDermott Honorable  	2007-2008 	
Herbert Hill 	First Team 	2006-2007 	
Jamel Thomas 	Second Team 	1997-1998 	
Jamel Thomas 	First Team 	1998-1999 	
Jamine Peterson Honorable       2009-2010 	
John Linehan 	Second Team 	2000-2001 	
John Linehan 	Second Team 	2001-2002 	
Marques Bragg 	Third Team 	1991-1992 	
Marshon Brooks 	First Team 	2010-2011 	
Marty Conlon 	Third Team 	1989-1990 	
Michael Smith 	Third Team 	1991-1992 	
Michael Smith 	Second Team 	1992-1993 	
Michael Smith 	Second Team 	1993-1994 	
Otis Thorpe 	Third Team 	1981-1982 	
Otis Thorpe 	Third Team 	1982-1983 	
Otis Thorpe 	First Team 	1983-1984 	
Ron Jackson 	Third Team 	1981-1982 	
Ron Jackson 	Third Team 	1982-1983 	
Rudy Williams 	Third Team 	1979-1980 	
Ryan Gomes 	Second Team 	2002-2003 	
Ryan Gomes 	First Team 	2003-2004 	
Ryan Gomes 	First Team 	2004-2005 	
Sharaud Curry 	Honorable  	2006-2007 	
Steve Wright 	Third Team 	1987-1988 	
Weyinmi Efejuku Honorable  	2008-2009 	

Individual honors aren’t announced until Monday. It’s unlikely that Henton will win BIG EAST Rookie of the Year considering Moe Harkless made Honorable Mention. However, Bryce “Ice” Cotton should have a good shot at winning Most Improved Player, right? I mean, Jack Cooley might win initially, but then he will be stripped of the award once it’s revealed he is really Luke Harangody.

Here are the full teams from the announcement on BigEast.org

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut, G, So., 6-5, 185, Norcross, Ga.
Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-2, 170, Arlington, Va.
*Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 235, Villa Rica, Ga.
Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-2, 215, Raleigh, N.C.
Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-7, 210, Montreal, Quebec
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-8, 260, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, So., 6-4, 215, White Plains, N.Y.
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.
Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr., 6-0, 174, Englewood, N.J.
Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Philadelphia, Pa.
Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 200, Philadelphia, Pa.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Henry Sims, Georgetown, C, Sr., 6-10, 232, Baltimore, Md.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Jr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Sr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.
Dion Waiters, Syracuse, G, So., 6-4, 215, Philadelphia, Pa.
Darryl Bryant, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, So., 6-8, 205, Baltimore, Md.
Hollis Thompson, Georgetown, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Los Angeles, Calif.
Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G-F, Sr., 6-4, 185, Evansville, Ind.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM^
Andre Drummond, Connecticut, C, Fr., 6-11, 275, Middletown, Conn.
Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-7, 250, Bowling Green, Ky.
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.
LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Fr., 6-6, 220 Lansing, Mich.
Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.
D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, Fr., 6-3, 186, Missouri City, Texas
Anthony Collins, USF, G, Fr., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas

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