2013-14 Big East Awards: Doug McDermott Runs Away With Player of the Year

All-Big East First Team (Player of the Year in bold)
Photo: Eric Hartline | USA Today Sports
Photo: Eric Hartline | USA Today Sports

Bryce Cotton, Providence—21.7 ppg, 5.9 apg, 37.8 3P%

Semaj Christon, Xavier—17.0 ppg, 4.1 apg, 48.3 FG%

James Bell, Villanova—14.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 39.3 3P%

Doug McDermott, Creighton—26.5 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 52.2 FG%, 44.7 3P%

JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova—14.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 52.7 FG%


There’s not much to question to who gets Big East Player of the Year. Doug McDermott easily walks away with it, and he will almost definitely be National Player of the Year as well. McDermott enters the Big East Tournament as the country’s leading scorer, and for his career he ranks 8th all-time on the NCAA’s list with 3,011 points.


All-Big East Second Team

Markel Starks, Georgetown—17.1 ppg, 4.1 apg

Kellen Dunham, Butler—16.8 ppg, 36.3 3P%

Darrun Hilliard, Villanova—14.4 ppg, 2.8 apg 41.4 3P%

Kadeem Batts, Providence—12.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg

Matt Stainbrook, Xavier—10.6 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.3 apg, 54.6 FG%


All-Big East Third Team

Grant Gibbs, Creighton—7.6 ppg, 4.0 apg, 57.0 FG%, 48.6 3P%

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown—16.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 39.3 3P%

Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall—13.7 ppg, 4.2 apg

D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s—17.6 ppg, 36.6 3P%

Davante Gardner, Marquette—15.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 52.5 FG%


All-Big East Defensive Team (Defensive Player of the Year in bold)

Alex Barlow, Butler—2.0 spg

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall—2.8 spg

Mikael Hopkins, Georgetown—1.7 bpg, 0.7 spg

Carson Desrosiers, Providence—2.5 bpg

Chris Obekpa, St. John’s—3.0 bpg, 0.5 spg


Chris Obekpa leads the Big East in shot blocking and ranks No. 15 nationally. The sophomore more impressively ranks No. 2 in the nation in block percentage, only behind Manhattan’s Rhamel Brown.


All-Big East Freshman Team (Freshman of the Year in bold)

Billy Garrett Jr., DePaul—12.4 ppg, 3.1 apg

Jaren Sina, Seton Hall—6.2 ppg, 2.4 apg, 37.6 3P%

Rysheed Jordan, St. John’s—9.4 ppg, 3.1 apg, 1.3 spg

Josh Hart, Villanova—7.6 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Tommy Hamilton IV, DePaul—7.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg


Rysheed Jordan was the second-best freshman scorer in the Big East this season with 9.4 points per game, and he also showed off his distributing abilities with 3.1 dimes. In 17 conference games, he scored in double figures 11 times.


Big East Sixth Man of the Year

Todd Mayo, Marquette


Todd Mayo was one of Marquette’s most important players despite playing a reserve role. Mayo was the Golden Eagles’ third-leading scorer despite being fifth in minutes played. He averaged 2.0 assists, good for third on the team as well. Mayo finished the season on a tear, averaging 23 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 dimes in the last three games.


Big East Coach of the Year

Ed Cooley, Providence


Providence was picked to finish in sixth place in the Big East’s preseason poll, and Ed Cooley exceeding expectations with a fourth-place finish. And, Cooley was two big blows. Point guard Kris Dunn was out for the year with a shoulder injury, and freshman Brandon Austin never got to don a Friar jersey. Austin was suspended for the first 14 games of the season and then left the school.

Author: Jesse Kramer

Jesse Kramer is the founder of The Catch and Shoot. He's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He has had work featured on SI.com, College Insider, The Comeback/Awful Announcing, and 247Sports.

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