Preseason Honors

West Virginia's Kevin Pittsnogle was one of ten players named to the Big East all-Big East preseason team.

With the expansion of the BIG EAST to 16 teams, a 10-player Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team was announced. In addition to Gerry McNamara and Rudy Gay, preseason favorite Villanova placed three players on the squad – guards Randy Foye and Allan Ray and forward Curtis Sumpter.

Gay's teammate, junior center Josh Boone, was a unanimous selection. Also named to the squad were Louisville guard Taquan Dean, Pittsburgh guard Carl Krauser, St. John's guard Daryll Hill and Pittsnogle.

2005-06 Preseason Co-Players of the Year

Rudy Gay, Connecticut
Gerry McNamara, Syracuse

2005-06 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team *Josh Boone, Connecticut, C, Jr., 6-10, 237, Mt. Airy, Md.
Rudy Gay, Connecticut, F, So., 6-9, 220, Baltimore, Md.
Taquan Dean, Louisville, G, Sr., 6-3, 185, Red Bank, N.J.
Carl Krauser, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 6-2, 200, Bronx, N.Y.
Daryll Hill, St. John's, G, Jr., 6-0, 167, Queens, N.Y.
*Gerry McNamara, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-2, 182, Scranton, Pa.
Randy Foye, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-3, 205, Newark, N.J.
Allan Ray, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Bronx, N.Y.
Curtis Sumpter, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-7, 223, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Kevin Pittsnogle, West Virginia, C, Sr., 6-11, 250, Martinsburg, W.Va.

2005-06 Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

Eric Hicks, Cincinnati, F, Sr., 6-6, 240, Greensboro, N.C.
Brandon Bowman, Georgetown, F, Sr., 6-8, 219, Santa Monica, Calif.
Jeff Green, Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 225, Hyattsville, Md.
Chris Quinn, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-2, 185, Dublin, Ohio
*denotes unanimous selection

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