PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Rutgers senior forward Herve Lamizana (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) was named Third-Team All-BIG EAST today while freshman guard Quincy Douby (Brooklyn, NY) was named to the All-Rookie Team. The All-BIG EAST First, Second and Third Teams, Honorable Mention, and the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team, are selected by the league's head coaches, who may not vote for their own players.
Lamizana leads Rutgers in rebounding (8.0) and blocked shots (2.8), and is 13th in the nation in blocked shots. The 6-10 forward averages 13.9 points per game, which is second on the team, and enters the BIG EAST Tournament with 12 consecutive double-digit scoring efforts. He has posted four ‘double-doubles’ in his last nine games and six on the season. Against Notre Dame, Lamizana poured in a career-high tying 22 points, adding 12 rebounds in an 81-70 victory over the Irish on Jan. 31. He earned a spot on the Sierra Providence SunClassic All-Tournament team after recording 38 points, 22 rebounds and 10 blocks in two games against Northwestern and UTEP. He narrowly missed a ‘triple-double’ in the first game of the tournament against Northwestern, collecting 21 points, and career highs in rebounds (15) and blocks (8). He ranks fourth in the BIG EAST in blocked shots and seventh in the league in rebounding. Lamizana is also among the leaders in scoring, entering the BIG EAST Tournament 20th in the league.
Lamizana is making his mark on the Rutgers record as well. He totaled three blocks against Syracuse on Feb. 10 to become just the fourth Scarlet Knight to record 200 or more blocks during his career at Rutgers. He enters the BIG EAST Tournament with 220 blocks in his career for fourth all-time. For the season, Lamizana has 76 blocks which ranks sixth on the RU single-season charts. He is one-point shy of becoming one of Rutgers’ top 50 scorers of all-time. He enters the BIG EAST Tournament with 825 career points.
As a freshman, Douby is third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.5 points per game. He has collected BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors three times this season, the second most of any BIG EAST newcomer. He shared his first award on December 8th, following a then-career-high 21 points on 7-for-11 shooting in an efficient 25-minute outing against Temple. The sharp-shooting Douby converted 14-of-28 three-pointers in a five-game stretch during the regular season, highlighted by a 5-for-5 effort from behind the arc against St. John’s on Jan. 24. His second league Co-Rookie of the Week honor came on Jan. 26 after his combined 30-point, 7-for-8 mark from three-point-range performance against Miami and the Red Storm. Douby received his first sole Rookie of the Week award following a career-high 24-point explosion against Notre Dame, that included a 4-for-6 effort from beyond the arc and career highs in assists (4) and field goals made (8).
Douby ended the regular season second in the BIG EAST in three-point percentage (.435) and 10th in three-pointers made per game (2.00). His .435 three-point shooting is currently the fourth-highest single-season mark Rutgers history. Douby shot 31-of-71 (.437) in 16 conference games this season and scored 20 or more points three times this season. He became the first Scarlet Knight freshman in six years to lead his team in scoring in his first collegiate game, scoring 17 points in a season-opening victory over Lafayette on Nov. 22.
2003-04 All-BIG EAST First Team
Craig Smith Boston College So. 6-7 265 Los Angeles, Calif.
Ben Gordon Connecticut Jr. 6-3 200 Mount Vernon, N.Y.
*Emeka Okafor Connecticut Jr. 6-10 252 Houston, Texas
*Ryan Gomes Providence Jr. 6-7 245 Waterbury, Conn.
Andre Barrett Seton Hall Sr. 5-10 172 Bronx, N.Y.
Hakim Warrick Syracuse Jr. 6-8 209 Philadelphia, Pa.
Bryant Matthews Virginia Tech Sr. 6-7 215 Columbia, S.C.
2003-04 All-BIG EAST Second Team
Darius Rice Miami Sr. 6-10 222 Jackson, Miss.
Chris Thomas Notre Dame Jr. 6-1 185 Indianapolis, Ind.
Jaron Brown Pittsburgh Sr. 6-4 229 Lexington, Ky.
Carl Krauser Pittsburgh So. 6-2 200 Bronx, N.Y.
Gerry McNamara Syracuse So. 6-2 179 Scranton, Pa.
2003-04 All-BIG EAST Third Team
Gerald Riley Georgetown Sr. 6-6 217 Milledgeville, Ga.
Chris Taft Pittsburgh Fr. 6-10 250 Coney Island, N.Y.
Herve Lamizana Rutgers Jr. 6-10 215 Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Allan Ray Villanova Jr. 6-2 175 Bronx, N.Y.
Curtis Sumpter Villanova So. 6-7 205 Brooklyn, N.Y.
2003-04 BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Taliek Brown Connecticut Sr. 6-1 195 Queens, N.Y.
Torin Francis Notre Dame So. 6-11 252 Boston, Mass.
Julius Page Pittsburgh Sr. 6-3 191 Buffalo, N.Y.
Kelly Whitney Seton Hall So. 6-8 240 Chicago, Ill.
BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
*Jared Dudley Boston College Fr. 6-7 210 San Diego, Calif.
Josh Boone, Connecticut Fr. 6-10 230 Mt. Airy, Md.
Charlie Villanueva Connecticut Fr. 6-11 230 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Guillermo Diaz Miami Fr. 6-3 178 San Juan, Puerto Rico
*Chris Taft Pittsburgh Fr. 6-10 250 Coney Island, N.Y.
Quincy Douby Rutgers Fr. 6-3 175 Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mike Nardi Villanova Fr. 6-0 170 Linden, N.J.
*denotes unanimous selection
Note: Ties in the voting added members to the First Team and All-Rookie Team.