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Why Don't They Call Them The Big Easties Or Something Like That?

Before the season started, Jonny Flynn and Donte Greene were tabbed a Big East Co-Rookies of the Year. At least one them stayed put.

Jonny Flynn was named Co-Rookie of the Year but this time he shares the honor with Pittsburgh's DeJuan Blair.

Flynn ranks third on the Orange in scoring (15.9 ppg.), led the team in assists (163) and was second in steals (47). He started every game and averaged 36.0 minutes per. In Big East matchups, Flynn logged more court time than anyone else, averaging 39.2 minutes per game.

Don't cry for Donte Greene though. Or Paul Harris. They joined Flynn on the Big East honor roll. Harris and Greene were Second Team All-Big East while Flynn was an All-Big East Honorable Mention selection. How Greene got higher placement on the All-Big East list but Flynn got higher placement on the ROTY voting is dubious, but I guess they'll take it (likely because of Flynn's leadership and PT).

As for a full list of the honorees:

BIG EAST Player of the Year

Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

Oppenheimer Funds/BIG EAST Coach of the Year

Mike Brey, Notre Dame

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut

BIG EAST Most Improved Player

Sam Young, Pittsburgh

BIG EAST Sixth Man Award

Patrick Ewing, Jr., Georgetown

BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award

Ronald Ramon, Pittsburgh

Darris Nichols, West Virginia


2007-08 All-BIG EAST First Team

Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, So.

Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, Jr.

*A.J. Price, Connecticut, Jr.

*Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, Sr.

*David Padgett, Louisville, Sr.

*Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, So.

Kyle McAlarney, Notre Dame, Jr.

Sam Young, Pittsburgh, Jr.

Brian Laing, Seton Hall, Sr.

Kentrell Gransberry, USF, Sr.

Joe Alexander, West Virginia, Jr.


2007-08 All-BIG EAST Second Team

Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, So.

Jonathan Wallace, Georgetown, Sr.

Draelon Burns, DePaul, Sr.

Terrence Williams, Louisville, Jr.

Lazar Hayward, Marquette, So.

Dominic James, Marquette, Jr.

Jerel McNeal, Marquette, Jr.

Donte’ Greene, Syracuse, Fr.

Paul Harris, Syracuse, So.

Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, So.


2007-08 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, Fr.

Geoff McDermott, Providence, Jr.,

Anthony Mason, Jr., St. John’s, Jr.

Dominique Jones, USF, Fr..

Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, Fr


BIG EAST All-Rookie Team

Mac Koshwal, DePaul

Dar Tucker, DePaul

Austin Freeman, Georgetown

*DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh

Corey Chandler, Rutgers

Justin Burrell, St. John’s

Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hal

*Dominique Jones, USF

*Jonny Flynn, Syracuse

*Donte’ Greene, Syracuse

Corey Fisher, Villanova


*denotes unanimous selection