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Villanova’s Gillespie, Georgetown’s Mohammed highlight individual preseason awards; preseason All-Big East teams announced

The Big East announced its preseason awards

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at Seton Hall Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

The Big East announced its preseason Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and all-conference teams on Tuesday morning.

Collin Gillespie, who earned a share of the 2020-21 Big East Player of the Year honor with teammate Jeremiah Robinson-Earl and Seton Hall’s Sandro Mamukelashvili, was named the preseason Big East Player of the Year.

Georgetown’s Aminu Mohammed, a five-star prospect coming out of high school, was named the preseason Big East Freshman of the Year.

2021-22 Big East preseason honors

Big East preseason Player of the Year: Collin Gillespie, Villanova

Big East preseason Freshman of the Year: Aminu Mohammed, Georgetown

Preseason All-Big East first team

Nate Watson, Providence
Julian Champagnie, St. John’s
Jared Rhoden, Seton Hall
Paul Scruggs, Xavier
Zach Freemantle, Xavier

Preseason All-Big East second team

R.J. Cole, UConn
Tyrese Martin, UConn
Posh Alexander, St. John’s
Justin Moore, Villanova
Jermaine Samuels, Vilanova

Preseason All-Big East honorable mention

Chuck Harris, Butler
Adama Sanogo, Seton Hall