Russ Smith and Gorgui Dieng were named First Team All-Big East earlier this morning. This marks the first time since joining the Big East that Louisville has had multiple people on the team. Peyton Siva was selected as a Third Team All-Big East honoree.
Only twice before have the Cards had people get this honor, David Padgett in 2007-2008 and Terrence Williams in 2008-2009. This is a big accomplishment for the two juniors and congratulations to them both!
Here is a list of the teams in which the Big East selected:
First Team All-Big East
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr.
Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown, F, So.
Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr.
Russ Smith, Louisville, G, Jr.
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr.
Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Jr.
Second Team All-Big East
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr.
Vander Blue, Marquette, G, Sr.
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr.
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So.
C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr.
Third Team All-Big East
Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Jr.
Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, Sr.
Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr.
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr.
JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, So.