My Picks for the All-Big East Men’s Basketball Teams for 2018-2019

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With the NCAA Tournament now in full swing today, I think it’s a bit overdue to name my All-Big East Teams for the 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season.  Before we get into the individual teams, let’s get the main awards out of the way shall we?

Big East Player of the Year – Markus Howard (Marquette) – Pre-Season Pick

Defensive Player of the Year – Paul Reed (DePaul) – Pre-Season Pick Tyrique Jones (Xavier)

Offensive Player of the Year – Myles Powell (Seton Hall)

Coach of the Year – Kevin Willard (Seton Hall) – Pre-Season Pick Travis Steele (Xavier)

It’s always weird to pick the offensive player of the year because it’s not supposed to be the Player of the Year who gets the award.  If it was, then Howard would have won that for me too, but much like the NFL, it seems like a stats award for non-MVP players.

Unlike the Big East Team Awards, I only allow 5 guys per team, much like, you know, how a basketball team is assembled.  I also define the positions by backcourt (BC) and frontcourt (FC) as position-less basketball is much more the norm these days.

Here are my pre-season picks so you can see if I have any idea what I’m talking about…newsflash, probably not.  I put what team I had the in the pre-season in italics after the player, just for reference.

1st Team

BC – Markus Howard (Marquette) – Pre-Season 1st Team Pick

BC – Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s) – Pre-Season 1st Team Pick

BC – Myles Powell (Seton Hall) – Pre-Season 2nd Team Pick

FC – Eric Paschall (Villanova) – Pre-Season 1st Team Pick

FC – Jessie Govan (Georgetown) – Pre-Season 2nd Team Pick

 

2nd Team

BC – Phil Booth (Villanova) – Pre-Season 3rd Team Pick

BC – Kamar Baldwin (Butler) – Pre-Season 1st Team Pick

FC – Naji Marshall (Xavier) – Pre-Season 2nd Team Pick

FC – Alpha Diallo (Providence) – Pre-Season 1st Team Pick

FC – Max Strus (DePaul) – Pre-Season 3rd Team Pick

 

3rd Team

BC – Ty-Shon Alexander (Creighton) – No Pre-Season Team

BC/FC – Sam Hauser (Marquette) – No Pre-Season Team

FC – Martin Kremelj (Creighton) – Pre-Season 3rd Team Pick

FC – Nate Watson (Providence) – Pre-Season Honorable Mention Pick

FC – Eric Reed (DePaul) – No Pre-Season Team

Honorable Mentions: James Akinjo (Georgetown), Mustapha Heron (St. John’s), Justin Simon (St, John’s), Tyrique Jones (Xavier), Quentin Goodin (Xavier), & LJ Figueroa (St. John’s).

All-Freshman Team

BC – James Akinjo (Georgetown) – Freshman of the Year

BC – Mac McClung (Georgetown) – Pre-Season All-Freshman Team Pick

BC – A.J. Reeves (Providence) – Pre-Season All-Freshman Team Pick

FC – Joey Hauser (Marquette) – Pre-Season All-Freshman Team Pick

FC – Saddiq Bey (Villanova)

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