Posted March 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder has been selected Big East Player of the Year while South Florida's Stan Heath is Coach of the Year and St. John's Moe Harkless the Rookie of the Year. The awards, chosen by the coaches, were announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-6 Crowder averaged 17.6 points, third in the conference, and 7.9 rebounds, ninth in the league, for the Golden Eagles, who finished second. He is the first Marquette player to receive an individual award from the conference. Harkless, one of five freshmen to start for the Red Storm, averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, which put him sixth and second, respectively, among freshmen nationally. The only other St. John's Rookie of the Year was David Russell in 1980, the conference's first season. Heath led the Bulls, who were picked 14th in the preseason poll, to a 12-6 conference record, their first winning mark in their seven seasons in the Big East.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Marquette's Crowder named Big East POY

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jae Crowder fulfilled one of the goals he set for himself this season. The 6-foot-6 senior from Marquette was selected the Big East Player of the Year on Tuesday. "I was trying to be one of the premier guys in the league," he said. He did it by being a versatile player who was a big part of the Golden Eagles finishing second in the conference and earning...

Marquette seeks revenge against Louisville

Since losing in its first appearance in the Big East tournament, Marquette has advanced every time but has yet to play for the title. That could change this season with Jae Crowder being named the program's first Big East player of the year. The 6-foot-6 swingman will lead the ninth-ranked Golden Eagles into Thursday night's Big East quarterfinal matchup against a Louisville...

What Do The Numbers Say?

Conspiracy theories flew quickly after it was announced on Sunday that Marquette's Jae Crowder was the only unanimous selection to the All-Big East first team. West Virginia's Kevin Jones, while earning a place on the squad, was left off at least one coach's ballot. While most every WVU fan is rightly outraged, let's take a look at the numbers to see what they reveal.

Joseph Headlines 2012 Big East Awards

Kris Joseph is joined by Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom of Marquette, Jason Clark of Georgetown, Kevin Jones of West Virginia and Jeremy Lamb of Connecticut.

Louisville-Marquette Preview

Since losing in its first appearance in the Big East tournament, Marquette has advanced every time but has yet to play for the title. That could change this season with Jae Crowder being named the program's first Big East player of the year. The 6-foot-6 swingman will lead the ninth-ranked Golden Eagles into Thursday night's Big East quarterfinal matchup against a Louisville...
Golden Eagles News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.