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Tuesday / August 3.
  • Louisville Unanimous No. 1 in Preseason Big East Poll; Peyton Siva Named Preseason Player of the Year

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    Here’s the Preseason Big East Poll. No surprise that a loaded Louisville team is a unanimous No. 1.

    Below are the Preseason All-Big East teams, with Louisville senior point guard Peyton Siva named Player of the Year and 7-foot Pitt freshman Steven Adams the Rookie of the Year.

    Keep in mind that there are now 15 Big East basketball teams, but only 14 will play in the Big East Tournament at MSG because UConn is banned from the postseason.

     

    2012-13 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

                                                                    Pts.

    1. Louisville (14)                                196

    2. Syracuse                                         175

    3. Notre Dame (1)                            166

    4. Cincinnati                                        152

    5. Georgetown                                 136

    6. Pittsburgh                                      132

    7. Marquette                                     121

    8. USF                                                   96

    9. Connecticut                                   83

    10. St. John’s                                       73

    11. Rutgers                                         63

    12. Villanova                                        61

    13. DePaul                                           48

    14. Seton Hall                                     42

    15. Providence                                  31

    First-place votes in parentheses

    2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year

    Peyton Siva, Louisville

     

    2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Rookie of the Year

    Steven Adams, Pittsburgh

     

    2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

    Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.

    Otto Porter, Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.

    Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-10, 225, Dakar, Senegal

    Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.

    Vincent Council, Providence, G, Sr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.

     

    2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team

    Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.

    Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, Jr., 6-8, 208, Baltimore, Md.

    D’Angelo Harrison, St. John’s, G, So., 6-3, 202, Missouri City, Texas

    Anthony Collins, USF, So., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas

    Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4, 205, Jamesville, N.Y.

     

    2012-13 Preseason BIG EAST Honorable Mention

    Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, So., 6-7, 250, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.

    Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-11, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.

    C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 212, Baltimore, Md.



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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.