Kris Dunn and Sir’Dominic Pointer Named Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year

The Big East announced their All-Big East teams on Sunday and on Monday the league announced winners of some individual awards. Kris Dunn and Sir’Dominic Pointer will share the title of Defensive Player of the Year after a vote by the coaches ended in a tie.

Dunn was the frontrunner for most of the year for this award as he leads the league in steals but Pointer really came on strong as the season progressed to the point that many media members, including this one, believe Pointer being left off the league’s First Team is a big time snub.

Other awards were announced by the league on Monday. Pointer was named the league’s Most Improved Player which he likely won in a landslide. Villanova’s Josh Hart was given the Sixth Man Award and Butler’s Alex Barlow was given the Sportsmanship Award.

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