My Pre-Season Big East Men’s Basketball Awards for 2018-2019

Here are my Pre-Season Pick for the Big East last season: 2017-2018 Pre-Season Big East Team picks.  Here is what the actual team ended up being compared to where my pre-season pick had them.

1st Team

Kelan Martin (Butler) – 2nd Team

Marcus Foster (Creighton) – 1st Team

Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s) – 2nd Team

Mikal Bridges (Villanova) – 3rd Team

Jalen Brunson (Villanova) – 1st Team

Trevon Blueitt (Xavier) – 1st Team

2nd Team

Khyri Thomas (Creighton) – 2nd Team

Marcus Derrickson (Georgetown) – Honorable Mention

Markus Howard (Marquette) – 2nd Team

Angel Delgado (Seton Hall) – 1st Team

Desi Rodriguez (Seton Hall) – 3rd Team

Honorable Mentions

Kyron Cartwright (Providence) – 1st Team

Andrew Rowsey (Marquette) – Honorable Mention

I had Rodney Bullock making the 2nd Team, which was my only real miss of the 1st and 2nd Team selections.  If I would have swapped him and Marcus Derrickson, I would have pretty much nailed it.  I also had J.P. Macura (Xavier), Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall), and Donte DiVencenzo (Villanova) on my 3rd Team.

As for this year’s pre-season All-Big East Team selections, check out the below for my picks and feel free to tear them to shreds.

1st Team

Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s)

Markus Howard (Marquette)

Kamar Baldwin (Butler)

Eric Paschall (Villanova)

Alpha Diallo (Providence)

2nd Team

Myles Powell (Seton Hall)

Jessie Govan (Georgetown)

Naji Marshall (Xavier)

Mustapha Heron (St. John’s)

Sam Hauser (Marquette)

3rd Team

Max Strus (DePaul)

Eli Cain (DePaul)

Martin Krempelj (Creighton)

Phil Booth (Villanova)

Joe Cremo (Villanova)

Honorable Mentions: Justin Simon (St. John’s), Nate Watson (Providence), Quentin Goodin (Xavier), & Tauren Thompson (Seton Hall)

Player of the Year: Markus Howard (Marquette)

Defensive Player of the Year: Tyrique Jones (Xavier)

Most Improved Player: Collin Gillespie (Villanova)

6th Man of the Year: Joe Cremo (Villanova)

Coach of the Year: Travis Steele (Xavier)

Freshman Team:

  • Jahvon Quinerly (Villanova)
  • AJ Reeves (Providence) – Big East Freshman of the Year
  • David Duke (Providence)
  • Joey Hauser (Marquette)
  • Mac McClung (Georgetown)

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