Big East Basketball Rookie of the Year
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Prior to the 1988-1989 season, the award was the Freshman of the Year. Five Syracuse basketball players have been named the Big East Rookie of the Year.

Season
Player Team
1979-1980
David Russell St. John’s
1980-1981
Fred Brown Georgetown
1981-1982
Patrick Ewing Georgetown
1982-1983
Earl Kelley Connecticut
1983-1984
Pearl Washington Syracuse
1984-1985
Charles Smith Pittsburgh
1985-1986
Dana Barros Boston College
1986-1987
Derrick Coleman Syracuse
1987-1988
Sean Miller Pittsburgh
1988-1989
Brian Shorter Pittsburgh
1989-1990
Nadav Henefeld Connecticut
1990-1991
Billy Curley Boston College
1991-1992
Lawrence Moten Syracuse
1992-1993
Othella Harrington Georgetown
1993-1994
Doron Sheffer Connecticut
1994-1995
Allen Iverson Georgetown
1995-1996
James “Scoonie” Penn Boston College
1996-1997
Tim Thomas Villanova
1997-1998
Khalid El-Amin Connecticut
1998-1999
Troy Murphy Notre Dame
1999-2000
Troy Bell Boston College
2000-2001
Eddie Griffin Seton Hall
2001-2002
Chris Thomas Notre Dame
2002-2003
Carmelo Anthony Syracuse
2003-2004
Chris Taft Pittsburgh
2004-2005
Rudy Gay Connecticut
2004-2005
Jeff Green Georgetown
2005-2006
Dominic James Marquette
2006-2007
Scottie Reynolds Villanova
2007-2008
Jonny Flynn Syracuse
2007-2008
DeJuan Blair Pittsburgh
2008-2009
Greg Monroe Georgetown