UConn picked 9th; Napier makes 2nd team

The picks are in, at least in terms of preseason.

Here are the Big East preseason coaches poll and all-league teams:

2012-13 Preseason Coaches’ Poll

  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

Preseason Player of the Year _ Peyton Siva, Louisville

Preseason Rookie of the Year _ Steven Adams, Pittsburgh

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.

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.

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.



About Neill

Neill Ostrout covers the UConn men's basketball team for the Journal Inquirer in Manchester. He has been a member of the "Horde" for more than 16 years.
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