March 8, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It was announced on March 8 that Providence College senior guard Weyinmi Efejuku (Fresh Meadows, N.Y.) earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention honors. It marks the first time in his career that he has earned All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention honors.
Efejuku is leading the Friars in scoring this season, averaging 15.4 ppg. In BIG EAST action, he averaged 16.4 ppg in 18 contests. He shot an impressive 41.4 percent (24-58) from behind the three-point line in league play. He scored a game-high 29 points in the Friars' loss at No. 11 Villanova on March 5. It marked his sixth game this season with 20 or more points and the 22nd time he has accomplished that in his career. Efejuku has scored at least 28 points in three of this last four games. He scored 28 points in the Friars' 73-66 win at Rutgers on March 1. In the win, he made a career-best 15 free throws on 17 attempts. On February 21, Efejuku recorded a career-best 31 points in a loss to Notre Dame. In the Friars' last six games, he is averaging 24.0 ppg (42-57, .560).
Efejuku ranks 13th all-time in scoring at Providence with 1,444 points in 117 games. He is one of five members of the current Friar squad to register 1,000 points in his career.
2009 ALL-BIG EAST SELECTIONS ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM Hasheem Thabeet, Connecticut, C, Jr., 7-3, 263, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Terrence Williams, Louisville, F, Sr., 6-6, 210, Seattle, Wash. Jerel McNeal, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-3, 200 Chicago, Ill. Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Jr., 6-8, 251, Schererville, Ind. DeJuan Blair, Pittsburgh, C, So., 6-7, 265, Pittsburgh, Pa. Sam Young, Pittsburgh, F, Sr., 6-6, 215, Clinton, Md.
ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM A.J. Price, Connecticut, G, Sr., 6-2, 181, Amityville, N.Y. Wesley Matthews, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-5, 215, Madison, Wis. Jonny Flynn, Syracuse, G, So., 6-0, 185, Niagara Falls, N.Y. Dante Cunningham, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-8, 230, Silver Spring, Md. Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Jr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.
ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind. Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, F, Sr., 6-7, 243, Brookline, Mass. Earl Clark, Louisville, G/F, Jr., 6-8, 220, Rahway, N.J. Levance Fields, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-10, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y. Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, So., 6-5, 185, Bronx, N.Y.
BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION Weyinmi Efejuku, Providence, G, Sr., 6-5, 210, Fresh Meadows, N.Y. Dominique Jones, USF, G, So., 6-4, 205, Lake Wales, Fla. Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va. Alex Ruoff, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-6, 220, Spring Hill, Fla.
BIG EAST ALL-ROOKIE TEAM Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, Fr., 6-9, 255, Cincinnati, Ohio Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Fr., 6-0, 175, Bronx, N.Y. Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, Fr., 6-10, 240, Gretna, La. Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, Fr., 6-8, 240, Trelawny, Jamaica Mike Rosario, Rutgers, G, Fr., 6-3, 180, Jersey City, N.J. Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, Fr., 6-9, 205, Long Island City, N.Y.
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