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