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
Bryce Cotton - Providence - Senior - Guard - 6'1" 165 (Tucson, AZ)
D'Angelo Harrison - St. John's - Junior - Guard - 6'4" 204 (Missouri City, TX)
Pre-Season All-Big East 2nd Team
Jamil Wilson - Marquette - Senior - Forward - 6'7" 230 (Racine, WI)
Jakarr Sampson - St. John's - Sophomore - Forward - 6'9" 214 (Akron, OH)
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)