BC-BKC--Big East Awards

Kris Dunn of Providence is the Big East player of the year for the second straight season.

Seton Hall's Kevin Willard and Villanova's Jay Wright have been selected co-coaches of the year while Marquette's Henry Ellenson has been voted freshman of the year.

The voting of the league's coaches was announced Wednesday.

Dunn, a 6-foot-3 junior, is fourth in the conference in scoring with a 16.3 average. He averages 5.7 rebounds per game and leads the league in with 2.7 steals. He was named defensive player of the year for a second straight season, the only guard in the history of the league to win both awards twice.

Ellenson is third in the conference in scoring with a 16.8 average and leads in rebounding at 9.8 per game.

Wright has won the honor a record fifth time and third straight. He has led Villanova to three consecutive regular-season titles with a 16-2 record and 27-4 overall.

Willard has led Seton Hall to a 22-8 record, 12-6 in the conference.

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