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Big East Season Preview: Top 5 Wings

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The BECB staff ranked the top 5 swingmen in the Big East.

Jim McIsaac

Swingmen are often the most capturing players to watch in the NCAA. Guys like Kevin Durant, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LeVine all used their size and athleticism to take over games and become some of the most feared scorers in basketball.

This year's crop of ballers will be no different, and there are a few in the Big East that will are looking to prove they're among the nation's elite. The crew at Big East Coast Bias came together and voted on who we thought were the best wings in the conference. Here is your top 5:

5. Aaron Bowen (Georgetown)

Bowen is thrusted into the starting lineup at Georgetown after the departure of Markel Starks. He is a very good shooter, averaging nearly 50% percent from the field. The 6'6 senior will mix into a backcourt with D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Jabril Trawick, in what could be one of the toughest lineups to stop in the conference. Bowen will make some serious gains in his final year of eligibility.

4. Brandon Mobley (Seton Hall)

Mobley rebounded from season-ending shoulder surgery in 2013 to start every game for the Pirates last season. He's a 6'9 forward will bring experience to a young Seton Hall lineup. If his defense and veteran leadership can uplift the Pirate frontcourt this season, it can mean big things in New Jersey this season.

3. Roosevelt Jones (Butler)

Buter lost Jones for the 2013-14 season to a wrist injury and became a whole new team, debuting near the bottom of the Big East in their first year. Now Jones, the team's leading scorer and rebounder prior to his injury, returns next to Kellen Dunham and Kameron Woods, leading an improved Bulldog offense looking to erase its scoring woes of the past year.

2. Sir`Dominic Pointer (St. John's)

Pointer heads a St. John's frontcourt with just one year of D-1 experience combined between the other forwards. He can play the two, three, or an undersized four in the Red Storm offense this season. He's one of the most productive athletes in the conference - active on the defensive end with an aggressive offensive skill set. His experience up front will help determine how far St. John's goes.

1. LaDontae Henton (Providence)

Henton leads the Friars a year after their run to the Big East tournament title and a near-upset of 6th-seeded North Carolina in the postseason. He is the No. 1 option now on a team that looks to build off the success of last season. The senior has averaged around 40% from the field his entire career. As he assumes the reigns from Bryce Cotton and Kadeem Batts, Henton's tenacity will keep Providence in NCAA tourney discussion well into March.


Click here to read our post on the Top 5 point guards, and here to read our post on the Top 5 shooting guards.