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Lamb, Drummond Earn Big East Honors

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    Last week, the Big East honored five members of the UConn women's team. Over the weekend, it was the men's turn. Guard Jeremy Lamb was named to All-Big East first team -- the only sophomore to make the list -- and Andre Drummond, the most highly sought after high school recruit a year ago, was named to the All-Big East Rookie squad.

    Lamb was also preseason All-Big East, as well as preseason All-American. The Huskies were inconsistent for most of the season and Lamb didn't live up to expectations. It wasn't necessarily his fault; a confluence of events were responsible: Jim Calhoun missed more than a month with serious back trouble and the team was without a true leader with Kemba Walker now in the NBA.

    Still, Lamb did enough to stand out among his peers. On the season, he's averaged 17.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He's shooting 48 percent from the floor and 83 percent from the free throw line. He's also had two 30-plus-point performance to go along with eight 20-point games this season.

    Drummond, meanwhile, shot 53-percent from the floor and averaged 2.6 blocks per game, both of which led all freshmen (and the latter ranked third in the Big East).

    The complete list of winners is below (via UConnHuskies.com):

    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, Sr., 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

    *Denotes unanimous selection.

    The conference will announce the player of the year, coach of the year and rookie of the year on Tuesday.