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March 4, 2012

PITTSBURGH—Pitt senior guard Ashton Gibbs (Scotch Plains, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) was named All-Big East Honorable Mention on Sunday, following a vote of the league’s 16 head coaches.

Gibbs earns his third consecutive Big East postseason honor. He leads the Panthers in scoring (15.4 ppg.), 3-point field goals made (67), free throws made (83-97) and minutes played (34.9 mpg). In addition, he ranks among Big East leaders in scoring (11th), free throw percentage (4th) and 3-point field goals made (5th). Gibbs has scored over 20 points nine times and reached double figure scoring in 25 of 31 contests. Gibbs is one of 10 national finalists for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award and was named a Wooden and Naismith All-America candidate.

Over his four-year career, Gibbs has totaled 1,685 points, 266 rebounds, 249 assists, converted 283 3-point field goals (40.8 percent) and accumulated an 87.3 free throw percentage. He set school career records for 3-point field goals made and attempted and ranks among school career leaders in scoring (9th), free throw percentage (3rd), games played (10th), 20-point scoring games (8th) and double figure scoring games (8th).

Pitt opens Big East Championship play as the No. 13 seed and will face No. 12 St. John’s on Tuesday at 2 p.m. The contest will be nationally televised on ESPN2.


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.



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.



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.



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.



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.

^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.



Ashton Gibbs Named All-Big East Honorable Mention

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