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Duane Wilson, Matt Carlino Earn All-Big East Postseason Honors

Wilson has been voted one of the best freshmen in the conference, while Carlino landed on the all-conference Second Team.

Matt Carlino led Marquette in scoring this season.
Matt Carlino led Marquette in scoring this season.
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Less than 24 hours after the regular season ended, the Big East has announced the postseason all-conference teams.  Marquette senior Matt Carlino was named to the All-Big East Second Team, while redshirt freshman Duane Wilson earned a nod on the All-Rookie team.

Carlino, a graduate student transfer from BYU, led Marquette in scoring this season at 14.9 points per game, which was good enough for the seventh best mark in the league this season.  In league games only, Carlino ranks 4th in scoring, 5th in free throw percentage, third in steals, 10th in three-point percentage, and tops in the league in made three-pointers per game.

Wilson was the top freshmen scorer in the Big East in league games, averaging 12.3 points per contest.  We'll talk about this more before Wednesday's Big East tournament game against Seton Hall, but needless to say that Wilson has assembled one of the most impressive freshmen seasons in Marquette history and easily deserves recognition from the league for that accomplishment.

Here's the full list of all-Big East players for the 2014-15 season:

All-Big East First Team

Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Kellen Dunhan, Butler
Kris Dunn, Providence
D`Angelo Harrison, St. John's
LaDontae Henton, Providence
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova
D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown

All-Big East Second Team

Matt Carlino, Marquette
Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall
Roosevelt Jones, Butler
Sir`Dominic Pointer, St. John's
Matt Stainbrook, Xavier

All-Big East Honorable Mention

Billy Garrett, DePaul
Daniel Ochefu, Villanova
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova

Big East All-Rookie Team

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier
Isaac Copeland, Georgetown
Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
L.J. Peak, Georgetown
Isaiah Whitehead, Seton Hall
Duane Wilson, Marquette

For whatever reason, the Big East isn't naming all of the awards at once, so this is all we have so far.  Due to ties in the voting, we ended up with a seven player First Team, and even with that bonus, I still only got five of my six picks correct.  The one I missed on was Pointer, which is surprising.  As I pointed out when making my picks, Henton and Pointer are the only players in the league who are top 10 in both points and rebounds, which seems like a thing that you'd want to reward.  Instead, the coaches ended up giving a spot to Harrison, Pointer's teammate, as well as Arcidiacono, the Villanova point guard.

Henton, Hilliard, and Dunn are all unanimous choices for the First Team, which means that it's likely that the Player of the Year is one of those three guys.  The same goes for Delgado and Bluiett in the Rookie of the Year voting.