Louisville Officially Named Preseason Favorite; Siva Voted Player of the Year

Posted on Oct 17 2012 - 9:17am by Brent Lepping

Yesterday, as it does each year, the Syracuse Post-Standard polled 15 writers that cover Big East basketball and asked them for their preseason picks for conference champion and player of the year. Unanimously, all 15 writers picked Louisville and Peyton Siva was named player of the year. Well, this morning, those media members along with coaches and AD’s, descended upon the New York Athletic Club in New York City for the Big East men’s basketball media day and it’s now official: Louisville and Siva are your preseason picks as champion and player of the year, respectively. The official results from Media Day come from the coaches, as opposed to the writers, and apparently Louisville received 15 out of 16 votes (Notre Dame received the other lone vote). In addition to Siva being named player of the year, Gorgui Dieng appeared on the 1st-team all-conference voting and Chane Behanan was an honorable mention recipient. Preseason rookie of the year went to Pitt big man Steven Adams. We’ll bring you more coverage and hopefully some video as the day progresses and in the meantime here’s a snapshot of a picture sent out from the Big East’s official twitter page:

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  1. FLCardsFan October 17, 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I’d say the one vote for ND came from ‘ol JB from the Cuse. Here’s to a great time to be a Cardinal Fan!!!

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    • Randy October 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

      i see Siva player of the year but not on first team?

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