Jones Earns All BIG EAST & Scoring Title

University of South Florida junior guard Dominique Jones capped an outstanding regular season by being named to the six member all-Big East first team on Sunday. Jones was also awarded the BIG EAST scoring crown after averaging 23.2 points in league games this season.

USF junior guard Dominique Jones was named to the 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team on Sunday, the league announced. The conference's head coaches choose the all-conference teams, and the coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.

The other first-team selections were Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody Greg Monroe of Georgetown, Wes Johnson of Syracuse, Scottie Reynolds of Villanova, Da'Sean Butler of West Virginia.

Dominique Jones averaged 23.2 points in league games this season and was also awarded the BIG EAST scoring crown.

In Big East play Jones recorded 23.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals in 37.7 minutes per game, hitting 78.7 percent of his free throws and shooting 43.6 percent from the floor. He was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week three times, earned a trio of BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll awards, and is a Naismith Trophy Mid-Season Finalist.

This season Jones averaged 21.3 points and 6.1 rebounds along with 3.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game, while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 76.4 percent from the line. He's the only player in the nation to average 20 or more points, six or more rebounds and three or more assists per game.

Jones' best game was a 46-point, 10-rebound, and eight-assist effort at Providence, which kicked off the Bulls four-straight BIG EAST win streak. He added 28 points against Seton Hall, 37 against Pittsburgh, and scored the most points of any player in the country in the month of January.

So far this season Jones has scored 640 points, ranking him third on the USF record books, and fifth on USF's career scoring list with 1,732 points in three seasons.

The conference will announce Player of the Year, Oppenheimer Funds/BIG EAST Coach of the Year, BIG EAST Rookie of the Year and BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete on Tuesday. The announcement will be made between sessions of the first day of The BIG EAST Championship Presented by New York Life at Madison Square Garden. The press conference will begin after the postgame interviews of the afternoon doubleheader have been completed. The other individual awards will be announced Monday.


ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, So., 6-11, 247, New Orleans, La.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, 255, Schererville, Ind.
Dominique Jones, USF, G, Jr., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla.
Wes Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas
*Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Herndon, Va.
Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-4, 237, Mitchelville, Md.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, So., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
Andy Rautins, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-5, 195, Jamesville, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Jerome Dyson, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-3, 190, Potomac, Md.
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-1, 200, Bronx, N.Y.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 210, Long Island City, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Jimmy Butler, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-6, 215, Tomball, Texas
Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 232, Unionville, Conn.
Jamine Peterson, Providence, F, So., 6-6, 230, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
*Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut, F/C, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Fr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*Dane Miller, Rutgers, F, Fr., 6-7, 210, Henrietta, N.Y.
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Fr., 6-4, 198, Jamesville, N.Y.
Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-1, 185, Philadelphia, Pa.


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