1495 Sports is proud to bring the following videos from the BIG EAST Media Day that was held at Madison Square Garden on October 25. Villanova was selected to win the BIG EAST Conference, as the Wildcats were received eight first-place votes from the league’s head coaches and a total of 79 points in the poll.
Here is Head Coach Jay Wright with his thoughts on the upcoming season for the Wildcats and more:
St. John’s placed fourth in the poll, but will be very dangerous this season. The Red Storm have a nucleus of three quality starters. Junior guard Shamorie Ponds led the league in scoring in all games with a 21.6 average. Ponds was named BIG EAST Player of the Year, while being the first Red Storm player to win the award since Malik Sealy shared the award with Georgetown’s Alonzo Mourning in 1991-92. Mustapha Heron will give St. John’s a huge boost , as the Auburn Transfer averaged 16.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals for the SEC Regular Season Champs.
Ponds shares his thoughts on his evolution and the hype for the upcoming season, which fans can see by clicking on the video seen here:
Heron shares his thoughts on his journey to St. John’s what is next for him and more:
Head Coach Chris Mullin shares his thoughts on his evolution as a coach and more seen here:
Georgetown is picked for Seventh Place, as the Hoyas finished with a 15-15 overall record with a young roster. The Hoyas return starter Kaleb Johnson bringing back 7.9 points and 4.2 rebounds.
Head Coach Patrick Ewing shared the following thoughts from BIG EAST Media Day:
Seton Hall is picked for Eighth Place for the Conference. The Pirates are coming off their third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and third straight season of double-digit BIG EAST Wins. Forward Michael Nzei averaged 3.9 points and 3.9 rebounds while making 17 starts, he will now enter the season as a Postgraduate on his way to earning his MBA from Seton Hall.
Nzei shares his thoughts on his journey and his passion for playing for the Pirates here:
Creighton was chosen ninth, as the Blue Jays are coming off a 21-12 season that included an NCAA bid. They have won 20 or more games in 18 of the last 20 years. Players to watch for will be Martin Krampelj and Davion Mintz.
Krampelj averaged 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds before going down with a knee injury. He shares his thoughts on what got him started in the world of College Hoops, his evolution as a basketball player and more seen here:
Mintz meanwhile averaged 6.1 points and 3.1 assists for the Blue Jays. He is a three-year starter, who leads active players with 194 assists in BIG EAST games. Fans can see his thoughts by clicking here:
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