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Big East Media Day: Georgetown Picked to Finish 4th, Copeland and Peak Earn All-Big East Honors

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NCAA Basketball: Big East Conference Tournament-Georgetown vs DePaul
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Big East Media Day on the eve of Yom Kippur? Sure, why the hell not!

2016-17 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

1. Villanova (9) 81

2. Xavier (1) 69

3. Creighton 64

4. Georgetown 53

5. Seton Hall 53

6. Butler 44

7. Marquette 35

8. St. John’s 21

9. Providence 18

10. DePaul 12

BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year

Josh Hart, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-5, 215, Silver Spring, Md.

BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year

Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, G, Fr., 6-1, 165, Brooklyn, N.Y.

BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

Kelan Martin, Butler, F, Jr., 6-7, 220, Louisville, Ky.

Maurice Watson Jr., Creighton, G, Sr., 5-10, 175, Philadelphia, Pa.

Kris Jenkins, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-6, 235, Upper Marlboro, Md.

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, G, Jr., 6-6, 205, Indianapolis, Ind.

Edmond Sumner, Xavier, G, So., 6-6, 183, Detroit, Mich.

BIG EAST Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team

Billy Garrett, Jr., DePaul, G, Sr., 6-6, 210, Chicago, Ill.

Isaac Copeland, Georgetown, F, Jr., 6-9, 220, Raleigh, N.C.

Luke Fischer, Marquette, C, Sr., 6-11, 250, Germantown, Wis.

Khadeen Carrington, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-4, 195, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Angel Delgado, Seton Hall, F, Jr., 6-10, 240, Bajos De Haina, Dominican Republic

Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention

Marcus Foster, Creighton, G, Jr., 6-3, 210, Wichita Falls, Texas

L.J. Peak, Georgetown, F, Jr., 6-5, 215, Gaffney, S.C.

Jalen Brunson, Villanova, G, So., 6-2, 190, Lincolnshire, Ill.