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Williams, Padgett and Sosa Earn All-Conference Honors

Louisville forward Terrence Williams and center David Padgett were named second team All-Conference today, while point guard Edgar Sosa was selected for the all-rookie team.

Pittsburgh center Aaron Gray of Pittsburgh was the only repeat selection from last year's first team, which was voted on by the league's head coaches.

Gray was a unanimous selection along with Georgetown's Jeff Green and Roy Hibbert, Providence's Herbert Hill and Syracuse's Demetris Nichols.

Here's the complete list of the All-Conference teams:

2006-07 All-BIG EAST First Team

*Jeff Green, Georgetown, Jr., 6-9, 235, Hyattsville, Md.
*Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, Jr., 7-2, 283, Adelphi, Md.
Dominic James, Marquette, So., 5-11, 175, Richmond, Ind.
Russell Carter, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-4, 220, Paulsboro, N.J.
Colin Falls, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-5, 200, Park Ridge, Ill.
*Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh, Sr., 7-0, 270, Emmaus, Pa.
*Herbert Hill, Providence, Sr. 6-10, 240, Kinston, N.C.
Lamont Hamilton, St. John's, Sr., 6-10, 255, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*Demetris Nichols, Syracuse, Sr., 6-8, 212, Boston, Mass.
Curtis Sumpter, Villanova, Sr., 6-7, 225, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Frank Young, West Virginia, Sr., 6-5, 215, Tallahassee, Fla.

2006-07 All-BIG EAST Second Team

Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, So., 6-7, 238, Brookline, Mass.
Wilson Chandler, DePaul, So. 6-8, 210, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sammy Mejia, DePaul, Sr., 6-6, 195, Bronx, N.Y.
David Padgett, Louisville, Jr., 6-11, 250, Reno, Nev.
Terrence Williams, Louisville, So., 6-6, 220, Seattle, Wash.
Jerel McNeal, Marquette, So., 6-3, 185, Chicago, Ill.
Levance Fields, Pittsburgh, So., 5-10, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brian Laing, Seton Hall, Jr., 6-5, 215, Bronx, N.Y.
Kentrell Gransberry, USF, Jr., 6-9, 270, Baton Rouge, La.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, Fr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.

2006-07 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

Draelon Burns, DePaul, Jr., 6-4, 220, Milwaukee, Wis.
Jonathan Wallace, Georgetown, Jr., 6-1, 188, Harvest, Ala.
Sharaud Curry, Providence, So., 5-10, 165, Gainesville, Ga.
Geoff McDermott, Providence, So., 6-7, 240, New Rochelle, N.Y.
McHugh Mattis, USF, Sr., 6-6, 190, North Lauderdale, Fla.
Eric Devendorf, Syracuse, So., 6-4, 175, Bay City, Mich.
Mike Nardi, Villanova, Sr. 6-2, 170, Linden, N.J.

BIG EAST All-Rookie Team

Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, Fr., 6-1, 200, Indianapolis, Ind.
*Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, Fr., 6-3, 190, Rockville, Md.
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, Fr., 7-3, 255, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
DaJuan Summers, Georgetown, Fr., 6-8, 235, Baltimore, Md.
Edgar Sosa, Louisville, Fr., 6-2, 170, New York, N.Y.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, Fr., 6-8, 250, Schererville, Ind.
Tory Jackson, Notre Dame, Fr., 5-10, 185, Saginaw, Mich.
*Eugene Harvey, Seton Hall, Fr., 6-0, 165, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Paul Harris, Syracuse, Fr., 6-5, 228, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
*Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, Fr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, Fr., 6-7, 205, Newark, N.J.

*denotes unanimous selection

While I understand the league's intent is to recognize as many tremendous players as possible in a 16-team conference, I, like Chas Rich, feel that having an 11-member All-Big East first team ultimately detracts from what should be a prestigious honor.

I mean, doesn't it just seem a bit silly when you look at all the names?

Regardless, congratulations to David, T-Will and Edgar, all of whom deserve to be honored for their tremendous seasons.