Mar 14, 2012; Louisville, KY, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Buzz Williams speaks during a press conference for the second round of the 2012 NCAA men

Big East Preseason Coaches’ Poll and Awards (Big East Media Day)

The Big East Media Day is taking place today at the Chelsea Piers in New York City.  Not only is it a day filled with endless interviews and photos of players and coaches, but it’s also the day that the 10 coaches’ preseason poll and player awards are made public.  And since these guys have a pretty solid grasp on the topic, they are worth paying attention to.

Yesterday I posted my predictions for the season so that I wasn’t influenced by the coaches picks – since I suppose they know a bit more than I do.  And below is the official conference poll and awards released just this morning. 

Preseason Poll (number in parenthesis designates first place votes):

  1. Marquette (5)
  2. Georgetown (2)
  3. Creighton (1)
  4. Villanova
  5. St. John’s (1)
  6. Providence
  7. Xavier
  8. Seton Hall
  9. Butler
  10. DePaul

Preseason Player of the Year:

Doug McDermott (Creighton)


Preseason Rookie of the Year:

Rysheed Jordan (St. John’s)


Preseason All-Big East First Team:

Doug McDermott (Creighton)

Markel Starks (Georgetown)

Davante Gardner (Marquette)

Bryce Cotton (Providence)

D’Angelo Harrison (St. John’s)

Semaj Christon (Xavier)


Preseason All-Big East Second Team:

Cleveland Melvin (DePaul)

Jamil Wilson (Marquette)

JaKarr Sampson (St. John’s)

Fuquan Edwin (Seton Hall)

Ryan Arcidiacono (Villanova)

JayVaughn Pinkston (Villanova)


Preseason All-Big East Honorable Mentions:

Kadeem Batts (Providence)

Chris Obekpa (St. John’s)


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