This was the second consecutive year Jones has been voted Honorable Mention by the Big East conference's head coaches. This year when the conference choose the all-conference teams, the league returned to selecting five-player teams after having 10-player teams for the past three seasons. Jones was also the first All-Rookie Team pick for the Bulls last season.
"With so many great players and teams in the BIG EAST, it is a well deserved honor for Dominique to be named as an honorable mention all-league pick," said USF head coach Stan Heath. "He's been an integral piece to our team and been very productive on both ends of the court. His best basketball is still ahead of him and he will continue to work hard on improving."
Jones had an impressive sophomore season, averaging 18.2 points per game, 5.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 40 steals, all team highs. He averaged 19.0 points per game in conference games, which ranked fourth in the BIG EAST, and sixth in the league.
Dominique became second fastest USF player to reach 1,000 career points and one of only three USF players to do it in two seasons. After scoring 11 points vs. Rutgers, Jones is 14th on the all-time USF scoring list with 1,078 points, and is just 27 points from Fred Lewis's 1,105 points. Jones hit 1000 points in 58 games and only Tony Grier scored 1,000 points in fewer games (51). Charley Bradley, USF's all-time leading scorer, went over 1,000 in his 59th career game.
In its four years in the league, this is the Bulls fourth honorable mention with Kentrell Gransberry earning first-team and second-team honors.
USF is gearing up to play in the BIG EAST Tournament March 10-14. The No. 14 seeded Bulls will take on No. 11 seed Seton Hall on Tuesday, March 10, at 9 p.m. Tuesday's game can be watched on BigEast.org.
ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, C, Jr., 7-3, 263, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Terrence Williams, Louisville, F, Sr., 6-6, 210, Seattle, Wash.
Jerel McNeal, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-3, 200 Chicago, Ill.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 251, Schererville, Ind.
DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, C, So., 6-7, 265, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sam Young, Pittsburgh, F, Sr., 6-6, 215, Clinton, Md.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
A.J. Price, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-2, 181, Amityville, N.Y.
Wesley Matthews, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-5, 215, Madison, Wis.
Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, G, So., 6-0, 185, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
Dante Cunningham, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-8, 230, Silver Spring, Md.
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Jr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, F, Sr., 6-7, 243, Brookline, Mass.
Earl Clark, Louisville, G/F, Jr., 6-8, 220, Rahway, N.J.
Levance Fields, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-10, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Weyinmi Efejuku, Providence, G, Sr., 6-5, 210, Fresh Meadows, N.Y.
Dominique Jones, USF, G, So., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.
Alex Ruoff, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-6, 220, Spring Hill, Fla.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, Fr., 6-9, 255, Cincinnati, Ohio
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-0, 175, Bronx, N.Y.
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, Fr., 6-10, 240, Gretna, La.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-8, 240, Trelawny, Jamaica
Mike Rosario, Rutgers, G, Fr., 6-3, 180, Jersey City, N.J.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, Fr., 6-9, 205, Long Island City, N.Y.
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