Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Big East Media Day is set for Wednesday at Madison Square Garden. I’ll be there interviewing players and coaches for video that will appear on SNY.tv…then I’m off to see AC/DC in Philly that night.
Here are my Preseason awards ahead of Wednesday’s action. Click on the blue names of selected players to read the features on them.
2009-10 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame
2009-10 BIG EAST Preseason Co-Rookies of the Year
Alex Oriakhi, UConn, F, Fr., 6-9, 240, Lowell, Mass.
Lance Stephenson, Cincinnati, G, Fr., 6-5, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2008-09 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-8, Schererville, Ind.
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Sr., 6-1, 195, Indianapolis, Ind.
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, G, Sr., 6-7, 230, Newark, N.J.
Devin Ebanks, West Virginia, F, So., 6-9, 215, Long Island City, N.Y.
Greg Monroe Georgetown, F, So., 6-10, 240, Gretna, La.
Samardo Samuels, Louisville, F, So., 6-9, 260, Trelawny, Jamaica
Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-7, 205, Corsicana, Texas
Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-3, 185, Harlem, N.Y.
Kemba Walker, UConn, G, So., 6-1, 172, Bronx, N.Y.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, G, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Jr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.
2008-09 Preseason BIG EAST Honorable MentionHerb Pope, Seton Hall, F, Jr., 6-8, 236, Aliquippa, Pa.
Yancy Gates, Cincinnati, F, So., 6-9, 255, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mike Rosario, Rutgers, G, So., 6-3, 180, Jersey City, N.J.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.