Early this morning, the Big East announced its All-Conference Teams for the ’11-’12 season. Along with first team, second team and third team, the Big East had an Honorable Mention Team and an All-Rookie team. Along with these honors, more hardware was handed out, including Defensive Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year. Congratulations to all of these student-athletes.

From the Big East:

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut, G, So., 6-5, 185, Norcross, Ga.

Jason Clark, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-2, 170, Arlington, Va.

Jae Crowder, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 235, Villa Rica, Ga.

Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-2, 215, Raleigh, N.C.

Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-7, 210, Montreal, Quebec

Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-8, 260, Mount Vernon, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, So., 6-4, 215, White Plains, N.Y.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.

Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, G, Sr., 6-0, 174, Englewood, N.J.

Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Philadelphia, Pa.

Maalik Wayns, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 200, Philadelphia, Pa.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM

Henry Sims, Georgetown, C, Sr., 6-10, 232, Baltimore, Md.

Vincent Council, Providence, G, Jr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Sr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.

Dion Waiters, Syracuse, G, So., 6-4, 215, Philadelphia, Pa.

Darryl Bryant, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION

Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, So., 6-8, 205, Baltimore, Md.

Hollis Thompson, Georgetown, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Los Angeles, Calif.

Kyle Kuric, Louisville, G-F, Sr., 6-4, 185, Evansville, Ind.

Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.

Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Andre Drummond, Connecticut, C, Fr., 6-11, 275, Middletown, Conn.

Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-7, 250, Bowling Green, Ky.

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.

LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Fr., 6-6, 220 Lansing, Mich.

Moe Harkless, St. John’s, F, Fr., 6-8, 190, Queens, N.Y.

D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, Fr., 6-3, 186, Missouri City, Texas

Anthony Collins, USF, G, Fr., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year

Fab Melo, Syracuse

BIG EAST Most Improved Player

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame

BIG EAST Sixth Man Award

Dion Waiters, Syracuse

BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award

Jason Clark, Georgetown