ZAGSBLOG Big East Preseason Awards

Big East Media Day is set for Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there interviewing players and coaches for video that will appear on SNY.tv…then I’m off to see AC/DC in Philly that night.

Here are my Preseason awards ahead of Wednesday’s action. Click on the blue names of selected players to read the features on them.

2009-10 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame

2009-10 BIG EAST Preseason Co-Rookies of the Year
Alex Oriakhi, UConn, F, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass.
Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y.

2008-09 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, Schererville, Ind.
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Sr., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind. 
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-7, 230, Newark, N.J.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 215, Long Island City, N.Y.
Greg Monroe Georgetown, F, So., 6-10, 240, Gretna, La.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-3, 185, Harlem, N.Y.
Kemba Walker, UConn, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.

2008-09 Preseason BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Herb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Jr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.
Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, So., 6-9, 255, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mike Rosario, Rutgers, G, So., 6-3, 180, Jersey City, N.J.

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