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College Court Report 2017-18 Preseason Awards: Big East

Jalen Brunson is entering his junior season, and will look to lead Villanova to another NCAA Championship this year.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season tips off on November 10th, which means the final month without college basketball is finally upon us.

Fans all across the country are gearing up for another exciting college basketball season, and with the recent scandal involving the FBI and several power conference programs across the NCAA, the level of anticipation is through the roof.

Conference preview pieces are starting to circulate from various media outlets, and conferences are hosting their annual media days and announcing their preseason polls and award winners. It’s always interesting to see how coaches and media rank teams in their respective conferences.

With the season right around the corner, we are starting to release our Preseason Player of the Year awards for each conference, along with three All-Conference teams. Picked at random, we will release two sets of awards each day.

In recent years, the Villanova Wildcats have had a stranglehold on the conference, and their dominance culminated in a National Championship in 2016. The biggest question coming into the 2017-18 season in the Big East isn’t who will win the conference, but rather who has the best chance of knocking the Wildcats out of the top spot.

A handful of teams have a chance to do so, including Chris Mack and the Xavier Musketeers. They look to have the best chance to bump Villanova out of the top spot in the Big East standings. Regardless, the Big East is home to a plethora of talented players, and the race for the conference title will be an exciting one.

Take a look below at who we have picked for our Preseason Big East Player of the Year, along with our All-Big East teams as the season approaches!

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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he'll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka - Getty Images)
Kris Jenkins famously hit a buzzer-beating three to give Villanova the 77-74 win in the 2016 National Championship over North Carolina, and he’ll look to help lead the team back to the finals in 2016-17. (Source: Streeter Lecka – Getty Images)

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Big East Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Big East

Sterling Gibbs to Transfer from Seton Hall

Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall's leading scorer a season ago, will transfer from the program and complete his Master's degree elsewhere. (Source: CBS Sports)
Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall’s leading scorer a season ago, will transfer from the program and complete his Master’s degree elsewhere. (Source: CBS Sports)

As the old-age saying goes: what goes up, must come down. Seton Hall did just that in 2014-15.

The Seton Hall Pirates started off the 2014-15 season on a high, winning the Paradise Jam tournament. They finished non-conference play with a dazzling 10 – 2 record, and opened Big East play by knocking off St. John’s and Villanova in their first two games, who were both nationally-ranked at the time.

From there, the wheels fell off. They lost four of their next five games, and then it all came crashing down. The Pirates closed out the season losing nine of their last ten games, and went from a Big East contender to an afterthought in a matter of a couple of weeks.

Starting guard Jaren Sina left the program and is transferring elsewhere. On Tuesday, the program got even more bad news on the transfer front.

Leading scorer Sterling Gibbs is transferring for the second time in his career, this time it’s away from Seton Hall. Continue reading Sterling Gibbs to Transfer from Seton Hall