Schifino, Pittsnogle Earn Big East Season Awards

Sophomore Drew Schifino and freshman Kevin Pittsnogle have been named to All-Big East teams.

Schifino was selected to the All-Big East third team, while Pittsnogle was tabbed for a spot on the All-Rookie team.

Schifino averaged 20.4 points per game and also had nearly five rebounds per outing despite playing at small forward, against opponents that were usually much taller than he. Schifino also had 65 assists and 32 steals on the season.

Pittsnogle averaged 11.9 points per game and finished the regular season shooting 48% from three point range. He hit 70% of his free throws and led the Mountaineers in blocked shots with 38.

The complete teams:

2002-03 All-BIG EAST First Team

Troy Bell, Boston College, Sr., 6-1, 183, Minneapolis, Minn.*
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut, So., 6-9, 252, Houston, Texas
Mike Sweetney, Georgetown, Jr, 6-8, 260, Oxon Hill, Md.*
Matt Carroll, Notre Dame, Sr., 6-6, 212, Horsham, Pa.
Marcus Hatten, St. John's, Sr., 6-1, 165, Baltimore, Md.
Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse, Fr. 6-8, 220, Baltimore, Md.

All-BIG EAST Second Team

Craig Smith, Boston College, Fr., 6-7, 265, Los Angeles, Calif.
Ben Gordon, Connecticut, So., 6-2, 185, Mt. Vernon, N.Y.
Chris Thomas, Notre Dame, So., 6-1, 182, Indianapolis, Ind.
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh, Sr., 6-0, 183, East Orange, N.J.
Ryan Gomes, Providence, So., 6-7, 238, Waterbury, Conn.
Andre Barrett, Seton Hall, Jr., 5-10, 172, Bronx, N.Y.

All-BIG EAST Third Team

Darius Rice, Miami, Jr., 6-10, 215, Jackson, Miss.
Julius Page, Pittsburgh, Jr., 6-3, 191, Buffalo, N.Y.
Chevon Troutman, Pittsburgh, So., 6-7, 236, Williamsport, Pa.
Hakim Warrick, Syracuse, So., 6-8, 205, Philadelphia, Pa.
Drew Schifino, West Virginia, So., 6-3, 190, Pittsburgh, Pa.

All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

James Jones, Miami, Sr., 6-8, 225, Miami, Fla.
Ontario Lett, Pittsburgh, Sr., 6-6, 265, Pensacola, Fla.
Gary Buchanan, Villanova, Sr., 6-3, 205, St. Louis, Mo.
Ricky Wright, Villanova, Sr., 6-7, 225, E. Chicago, Ind.
Bryant Matthews, Virginia Tech, Jr., 6-7, 202, Columbia, S.C.
Terry Taylor, Virginia Tech, Sr., 6-8, 292, Virginia Beach, Va.

BIG EAST All-Rookie Team

Craig Smith, Boston College, Fr., 6-7, 265, Los Angeles, Ca.
Torin Francis, Notre Dame, Fr., 6-10, 240, Roslindale, Mass.
Donnie McGrath, Providence, Fr., 6-4, 185, Katonah, N.Y.
Kelly Whitney, Seton Hall, Fr., 6-8, 228, Chicago, Ill.
Carmelo Anthony, Syracuse, Fr., 6-8, 220, Baltimore, Md.*
Gerry McNamara, Syracuse, Fr., 6-2, 172, Scranton, Pa.*
Kevin Pittsnogle, West Virginia, Fr., 6-10, 220, Martinsburg, W.Va.

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