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
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