It's Unanimous: Green, Hibbert Honored
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Georgetown juniors Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert were among five unanimous selections to the all-Big East first team announced yesterday.
Pittsburgh's Aaron Gray, the only repeat selection from last season, and fellow seniors Herbert Hill of Providence and Demetris Nichols of Syracuse were the other unanimous picks in the voting of the league's 16 head coaches.
Also selected to the 11-man first team were Russell Carter and Colin Falls of Notre Dame, Dominic James of Marquette, Lamont Hamilton of St. John's, Curtis Sumpter of Villanova and Frank Young of West Virginia. All are seniors except James, a sophomore who was the league's rookie of the year last season.
Green and Hibbert, both second-team selections last season, led the Hoyas (23-6, 13-3) to their first outright Big East regular season title since 1989. The 6-foot-9 Green leads Georgetown in scoring at 13.6 points per game, and the 7-2 Hibbert averages 12.7 points and leads the Hoyas with 6.4 rebounds per game.
Villanova's Scottie Reynolds (Herndon) was a unanimous pick to the 11-member all-rookie team.
· ACC HONORS: Five teams placed players on the all-ACC first team, with North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough, Boston College's Jared Dudley and Florida State's Al Thornton unanimously selected by the 106 voting members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. They were joined by Virginia's Sean Singletary and Virginia Tech's Zabian Dowdell.
The first-team was made up of the ACC's five leading scorers, with Thornton leading the way at 20.1 points per game. Dudley and Hansbrough are the league's top two rebounders.
Hansbrough was a unanimous selection for the second straight year, and Singletary also repeated as an all-ACC first-teamer.
Singletary, a junior guard, averaged 18.8 points and made 40 percent of his three-pointers in leading the Cavaliers to a share of their first ACC regular season title since 1995.
Dowdell, a senior guard, averaged 18.3 points in leading the Hokies to a surprising sweep of North Carolina and the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament, teaming with third-team selection Jamon Gordon in the back court to make Virginia Tech a factor in its new league.