March 10, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Pitt senior guard Tray Woodall (Brooklyn, N.Y-Paterson, N.J./St. Anthony H.S.) was named to the All-Big East Third Team on Sunday, following a vote of the league’s 15 head coaches. In addition, freshman Steven Adams (Rotorua, New Zealand/Notre Dame Prep, Mass.) was named to the league’s six-member All-Rookie Team.
A preseason All-Big East honorable mention selection, Woodall leads Pitt in scoring (11.7 ppg.), assists (163), minutes played (28.3 mpg.), 3-point field goal shooting (52-136) and steals (41). He has led Pitt in scoring nine times on the year, reached double figure scoring in 21 games on the year, including each of the last 10 consecutive contests, and surpassed 20-plus points three times.
Over his four-year career, Woodall has totaled 1,094 points, 330 rebounds, 576 assists, converted 144 3-point field goals (34.0 percent) and accumulated a 75.2 free throw percentage. He became the seventh player in school history to score 1,000 points and dish out 500 assists in a career and ranks among the school’s career leaders in games played (137), double figure assist games (nine), point-assist double figure games (seven), assists (576), steals (116) and assist:turnover ratio (2.13).
Adams becomes Pitt’s first Big East All-Rookie Team selection since DeJuan Blair in 2007-08. The preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, Adams leads the Panthers in rebounding (6.2 rpg.), blocked shots (62) and field goal percentage (.578). He also averages 7.1 points per game and has started all 30 of his games played this year.
Pitt opens Big East Championship play as the No. 4 seed and will face either No. 5 Syracuse, No. 12 Seton Hall or No. 13 South Florida on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. The contest will be nationally televised on ESPN.
ALL-BIG EAST 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.
ALL-BIG EAST 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.
ALL-BIG EAST 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.
BIG EAST 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.
BIG EAST 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.
^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.
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