2018-19 Big East Preseason Polls Released in NYC

New York, NY- The 2018-19 Big East Preseason Awards list was released this morning from Madison Square Garden, as the no brainer award went to St. John’s Shamorie Ponds as the Preseason Player of the Year Award. The first accolade for a Johnnie in the category since Malik Sealy in 1991. The list also includes the preseason coaches poll of which leaders think each team will finish this season.

The remainder of the list includes the following list below:

Preseason Player of the Year

Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s)

Preseason All Big East First Team

Kamar Baldwin (Butler)

Jesse Govan (Georgetown)

Markus Howard (Marquette)

Alpha Diallo (Providence)

Eric Paschall (Villanova)

Preseason All Big East Second Team

Max Strus (DePaul)

Sam Hauser (Marquette)

Justin Simon (St. John’s)

Myles Powell (Seton Hall)

Phil Booth (Villanova)

Preseason Freshman of the Year (TIE)

David Duke (Providence)

Jahvon Quinerly (Villanova)

Preseason Honorable Mentions

Martin Krampelj (Creighton)

Naji Marshall (Xavier)

Preseason Coaches Poll

  1. Villanova

  2. Marquette

  3. Providence

  4. St. John’s

  5. Butler

  6. Georgetown

  7. Xavier

  8. Seton Hall

  9. Creighton

  10. DePaul

Joseph Jarzynka