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Cooley, Grant earn Big East honors

Notre Dame's Jack Cooley and Jerian Grant earned spots on the Big East's all-conference teams Sunday, the league announced.

Cooley, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, was named to the All-Big East first team. Cooley averaged 13.6 points and a conference-high 10.6 rebounds.

Grant, a 6-5 junior guard, was named to the second team. Grant averaged 13.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.

The conference's coaches choose the all-conference teams, and coaches could not vote for their own players.

The Big East will announce the conference's player of the year, coach of the year, rookie of the year and scholar-athlete of the year Tuesday when the league tournament tips off in Madison Square Garden.

All-Big East teams

FIRST TEAM

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.

* Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.

Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-11, 245, Kebemer, Senegal

Russ Smith, Louisville, G, Jr., 6-0, 165, Briarwood, N.Y.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 246, Glenview, Ill.

Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Jr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz.

SECOND TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.

Vander Blue, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-4, 200, Madison, Wisc.

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 202, Bowie, Md.

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So., 6-6, 185, Hamilton, Mass.

C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 215, Baltimore, Md.

THIRD TEAM

Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-2, 175, Accokeek, Md.

Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, Sr., 6-0, 185, Seattle, Wash.

Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-0, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4,210, Jamesville, N.Y.

JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, So., 6-6, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.

HONORABLE MENTION

Davonte Gardner, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va.

Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, Jr., 6-9, 245, Powder Springs, Ga.

JaKarr Sampson, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, F, Jr., G-F, 6-6, 205, Paterson, N.J.

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Omar Calhoun, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-5, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, Fr., 6-3, 227, Indianapolis, Ind.

Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, C, Fr., 7-0, 250, Roturua, New Zealand

Chris Obekpa, St. John's, C, Fr., 6-9, 223, Makurdi, Nigeria

* JaKarr Sampson, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio

* Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa.

*Denotes unanimous selection.

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