The Big East announced some individual preseason awards on Wednesday, as well as its preseason All-Big East teams.
The Creighton Bluejays’ Marcus Zegarowski was named Big East preseason Player of the Year, after averaging 16.1 points, 3.8 boards, and 5.0 assists per game as a sophomore last season.
Meanwhile, Marquette’s Dawson Garcia is the Big East preseason Freshman of the Year, after a McDonald’s All-American season at Prior Lake High School in Minnesota. He averaged 31.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game, and scored over 2,000 career points.
Preseason All-Big East First Team
David Duke Jr., Providence
Collin Gillespie, Villanova
Sandro Mamukelashvili, Seton Hall
Charlie Moore, DePaul
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, Villanova
Preseason All-Big East Second Team
Mitch Ballock, Creighton
James Bouknight, UConn
Justin Moore, Villanova
Bryce Nze, Butler
Paul Scruggs, Xavier
Nate Watson, Providence
Preseason All-Big East Honorable Mention
D.J. Carton, Marquette
Bryce Aiken, Seton Hall