The Morning After: Austin Freeman and Chris Wright Not Drafted, Big East Takes A Beating

Well, that was special, wasn't it?  Last night I spent five hours of my life that I will never get back live-blogging the 2011 NBA Draft.  Five full hours of waiting, hoping, praying that David Stern or that odd-looking Adam Silver would step up to the podium and call out the name of one of our former Hoya heroes.  But nay, it was not to be.  Alas there were just two Georgetown references last night, the first being when Jay Bilas noted Marshon Brooks' scoring explosion against us and the second when Staurt Scott reminded everyone that Vernon Macklin transferred from Georgetown to Florida when he was drafted by the Pistons in the second round.  That's right kids, Vernon Macklin was drafted and in an interesting turn of events, will finally share a locker room with Greg Monroe.

By the end of the night Austin Freeman and Chris Wright were not among the 60 selections, but another story was that most of the best players from the best conference in America that were eligible for the Draft joined them on the sidelines.

More after The Jump:

Below are the members of the All-Big East 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention teams, with the players in bold being the ones selected in last night's Draft:

ALL-BIG EAST FIRST TEAM
Kemba Walker, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Austin Freeman, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-3.5, 227, Mitchellville, Md.
Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, G, Sr., 6-3, 206, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, G, Jr., 6-2, 190, Scotch Plains, N.J.  (back to Pitt)
Marshon Brooks, Providence, G-F, Sr., 6-5, 200, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Dwight Hardy, St. John's, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Bronx, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM
Preston Knowles, Louisville, G, 6-1, 190, Winchester, Ky.
Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette, G, Jr., 6-2, 215, Raleigh, N.C. (back to Marquette)
Brad Wanamaker, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-4, 210, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rick Jackson, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-9, 240, Philadelphia, Pa.
Corey Fisher, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-1, 200, Bronx, N.Y.

ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM
Chris Wright, Georgetown, G, Sr., 6-1, 208, Washington, D.C.
Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, 235, Unionville, Ct.  (12th year senior)
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Sr., 6-5, 188, Bronx, N.Y.
Kris Joseph, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 207, Montreal, Quebec (back to Cuse)
Corey Stokes, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-5, 220, Bayonne, N.J.

BIG EAST HONORABLE MENTION
Peyton Siva, Louisville, G, So., 5-11, 180, Seattle, Wash. (back to Lville)
Jimmy Butler, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-7, 220, Tomball, Texas
Scoop Jardine, Syracuse, G, So., 6-2, 190, Philadelphia, Pa. (back to Cuse)
Kevin Jones, West Virginia, F, Jr., 6-8, 255, Mount Vernon, N.Y.  (back to WVU)

That's it.  Three out of the thirteen eligible players on the All-Big East teams were drafted last night.  Last season may have been a down year for the Conference talent-wise, but in a Draft which saw two people drafted from the Congo, and the usual host of inevitable Euro busts, it is perplexing that NBA GMs wouldn't at least roll the dice on guys who bring it every night against the best in the country.

At the end, the Draft could be best summed up by a certain Lakers 2nd round pick who played just one year at UConn before heading overseas to stop embarrassing himself: an Ater Majok.

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