Well Friar fans, everyone has us right where we wanna be — UNDER THE RADAR! The coaches’ made their annual pre-season picks, and the results are not going to shock anyone. Nova, WV, and UCONN got some 1st place votes, and the usual suspects end up at the bottom.
The Providence Friars (picked #10 last year) were picked to finish #13 out of 16, and do not have any players on the 1st, 2nd, or honorable mention Teams.
Here is your full list:
2. West Virginia
8. Notre Dame
10. Seton Hall
11. St. John’s
14. South Florida
At least we are not Rutgers.
Luke Harangody was picked for Player of the Year – yawn. It’s quite the different BIG EAST this year with everyone graduating/leaving school early, so here is your Preseason All First Team.
Luke Harangody, Notre Dame (Player of the Year), F, Sr., 6-8, 255, Schererville, Ind.
Deonta Vaughn, Cincinnati, G, Sr., 6-1, 190, Indianapolis, Ind.
Greg Monroe, Georgetown, C, So., 6-11, 247, New Orleans, La.
Lazar Hayward, Marquette, F, Sr., 6-6, 225, Buffalo, N.Y.
Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-2, 195, Herndon, Va.
Da’Sean Butler, West Virginia, F, Sr., 6-7, 225, Newark, N.J.
Here is the one thing you should take away from this list. Scottie Reynolds: NOOOOOOOOOOO! WHY DID YOU COME BACK! Wasn’t scoring 900 points in three years against enough for you to move on with your basketball career?