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Big East season awards, post-January

We’re a month through conference play. Who’s stood out? Our staff got together and voted.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Providence Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

As we did prior to conference play, the Big East Coast Bias staff got together and voted on the Big East awards after the first month of conference play. 15 of our staffers submitted anonymous ballots and after the voting period expired, here’s what we have:

Big East Player of the Year

Josh Hart (Villanova Wildcats) - 13 votes

Angel Delgado (Seton Hall Pirates) - 1 vote

Kelan Martin (Butler Bulldogs) - 1 vote

Big East Freshman of the Year

Justin Patton (Creighton Bluejays) - 8 votes

Kamar Baldwin (Butler Bulldogs) - 4 votes

Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s Red Storm) - 3 votes

Big East Coach of the Year

Jay Wright (Villanova Wildcats)/Chris Holtmann (Butler Bulldogs) - 7 votes each

Greg McDermott (Creighton Bluejays) - 1 vote

Big East Defensive Player of the Year

Justin Patton (Creighton Bluejays) - 5 votes

Angel Delgado (Seton Hall Pirates) - 4 votes

Mikal Bridges (Villanova Wildcats)/Kamar Baldwin (Butler Bulldogs), Ismael Sanogo, (Seton Hall Pirates) - 2 votes each

All-Big East First Team

Josh Hart (Villanova Wildcats) - 14 votes

Trevon Bluiett (Xavier Musketeers) - 12 votes

Angel Delgado (Seton Hall Pirates) - 10 votes

Jalen Brunson (Villanova Wildcats) - 9 votes

Kelan Martin (Butler Bulldogs) - 6 votes

Others receiving votes: Andrew Chrabascz (Butler), Marcus Foster (Creighton), Maurice Watson Jr. (Creighton), Justin Patton (Creighton), Rodney Pryor (Georgetown) and Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s)

All-Big East Second Team

Kamar Baldwin (Butler Bulldogs) - 7 votes

Rodney Pryor (Georgetown Hoyas) - 5 votes

Justin Patton (Creighton Bluejays) - 5 votes

Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s Red Storm) - 5 votes

Kris Jenkins (Villanova Wildcats) - 5 votes

Others receiving votes: Kelan Martin (Butler), Andrew Chrabascz (Butler), Marcus Foster (Creighton), Maurice Watson Jr. (Creighton), Eli Cain (DePaul), LJ Peak (Georgetown), Markus Howard (Marquette), JaJuan Johnson (Marquette), Luke Fischer (Marquette), Rodney Bullock (Providence), Kyron Cartwright (Providence), Khadeen Carrington (Seton Hall), Angel Delgado (Seton Hall), Desi Rodriguez (Seton Hall), Ismael Sanogo (Seton Hall), Marcus LoVett (St. John’s), Mikal Bridges (Villanova) and Edmond Sumner (Xavier)