Mike Sweetney Named to All BIG EAST 1st Team (unanimous selection)
Mike Sweetney, the 3rd leading scorer, 2nd leading rebounder and 3rd leading shot blocker in the conference was selected by each of the BIG EAST coaches to the league’s 1st team. Sweetney and Troy Bell of Boston College were the only unanimous selections.
Mike, a tri-captain, leads the team in scoring (22.7), rebounding (10.4), Blocks (3.1), Field Goals (210), Field Goal Attempts (381), Field Goal Percentage (.551) Free Throws (193) and Free Throw Attempts (272). He has 13 double-doubles this season, bringing his career total to 35. Named BIG EAST Player of the Week for weeks ending 1/12/03 and 3/1/03, he set a new career high in scoring this season with 38 at Notre Dame. He also set a new career high in blocks with 7 at Syracuse, and a new career high in assists with 7 vs Syracuse. Mike led the team in scoring in 17 of 26 games, and in rebounding 22 of 26 games.