Big East Media Day: All-Conference Teams

A number of pre-season awards were announced at media day including the pre-season Big East Player of the Year Doug McDermott, along with the All-Conference teams.

More pre-season prognostications were handed out at Big East Media Day in New York including the Big East Player of the Year and All-Big East Teams.

Creighton Senior Doug McDermott took home the Big East Pre-Season Player of the Year award. The senior forward averaged 23.2 points per game last season for Creighton. He also collected 7.7, 1.6 assists, and shot 49% from 3-point range on his way to All-American honors.

McDermott was a unanimous selection as the Pre-Season Player of the Year.

Among the other awards handed out, St. John's had the most players involved. Freshman guard Rysheed Jordan, , was voted the Pre-Season Big East Rookie of the Year and three others were named to the All-Big East Pre-Season Teams.

Butler was the only Big East team without a selection to the Pre-Season teams/awards.

Pre-Season All-Big East 1st Team

Markel Starks - Georgetown - Senior - Guard - 6'1" 175 (Accokeek, MD)

Davante Gardner - Marquette - Senior - Forward - 6'8" 290 (Suffolk, VA)

Bryce Cotton - Providence - Senior - Guard - 6'1" 165 (Tucson, AZ)

D'Angelo Harrison - St. John's - Junior - Guard - 6'4" 204 (Missouri City, TX)

Semaj Christon - Xavier - Sophomore - Guard - 6'3" 190 (Cincinnati, OH)

Pre-Season All-Big East 2nd Team

Cleveland Melvin - DePaul - Senior - Forward - 6'8" 208 (Baltimore, MD)

Jamil Wilson - Marquette - Senior - Forward - 6'7" 230 (Racine, WI)

Jakarr Sampson - St. John's - Sophomore - Forward - 6'9" 214 (Akron, OH)

Fuquan Edwin - Seton Hall - Senior - Guard/Forward - 6'6" 215 (Paterson, NJ)

Ryan Arcidiacono - Villanova - Sophomore - Guard - 6'3" 195 (Langhorne, PA)

Jayvaughn Pinkston - Villanova - Junior - Forward - 6'7" 240 (Brooklyn, NY)

Pre-Season All-Big East Honorable Mention

Kadeem Batts - Providence - Forward - 6'10" 245 (Boston, MA)

Chris Obekpa - St. John's - Sophomore - Center - 6'9" 240 (Makurdi, Nigeria)

Pre-Season Big East Player of the Year

Doug McDermott - Creighton - Senior - Forward - 6'8" 225 (Ames, IA)

Pre-Season Big East Rookie of the Year

Rysheed Jordan - St. John's - Freshman - Guard - 6'4" 175 (Philadelphia, PA)


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