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Pitt's Woodall, Adams receive All-Big East honors

| Sunday, March 10, 2013, 11:26 a.m.
Pitt senior point guard Tray Woodall pushes the ball up the court against Howard at the Petersen Events Center Nov. 2012. Woodall was named the third team all-Big East. Chaz Palla | Tribune Review
Pitt's Steven Adams plays against Syracuse at Petersen Events Center in January, 2013. Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review

Pitt fifth-year senior guard Tray Woodall was named third-team All-Big East and freshman center Steven Adams to the All-Rookie team in voting by the conference's coaches, the Big East announced Sunday.

Woodall leads the No. 20 Panthers (24-7, 12-6) in scoring, assists, steals, 3-point percentage and minutes played this season. He has 1,094 career points and 576 assists, one of only seven players in school history to surpass those milestones.

The 7-foot Adams, the Big East's preseason Rookie of the Year, has started all 30 games he's played and leads Pitt in rebounds, blocked shots and field-goal percentage.

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.

*Otto Porter, Jr., Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.

Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-11, 245, Kebemer, Senegal

Russ Smith, Louisville, G, Jr., 6-0, 165, Briarwood, N.Y.

Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 246, Glenview, Ill.

Bryce Cotton, Providence, G, Jr., 6-1, 165, Tucson, Ariz.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.

]Vander Blue, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-4, 200, Madison, Wisc.

Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 202, Bowie, Md.

Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse, G, So., 6-6, 185, Hamilton, Mass.

C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 215, Baltimore, Md.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM

Markel Starks, Georgetown, G, Jr., 6-2, 175, Accokeek, Md.

Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, Sr., 6-0, 185, Seattle, Wash.

Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-0, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4,210, Jamesville, N.Y.

JayVaughn Pinkston, Villanova, F, So., 6-6, 240, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION

Davonte Gardner, Marquette, F, Jr., 6-8, 290, Suffolk, Va.

Kadeem Batts, Providence, F, Jr., 6-9, 245, Powder Springs, Ga.

JaKarr Sampson, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall, F, Jr., G-F, 6-6, 205, Paterson, N.J.

BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Omar Calhoun, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-5, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown, G, Fr., 6-3, 227, Indianapolis, Ind.

Steven Adams, Pittsburgh, C, Fr., 7-0, 250, Roturua, New Zealand

Chris Obekpa, St. John's, C, Fr., 6-9, 223, Makurdi, Nigeria

*JaKarr Sampson, St. John's, F, Fr., 6-8, 204, Barberton, Ohio

*Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova, G, Fr., 6-3, 195, Langhorne, Pa.

*Denotes unanimous selection.

^Due to a tie in the voting, an additional position was named.

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