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Unscientific Predictions: 2015 Big East Men's Basketball Postseason Awards

One final day of games on Saturday, so let's try to predict the postseason awards.

LaDontae Henton, my pick for Player of the Year.
LaDontae Henton, my pick for Player of the Year.
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I'm pretty sure that the Big East is going to wait until all the teams are in New York before they announce any of the postseason awards.  That's what they seem to like to do, mostly because then they have all the award winners available for the gathered media.

But we can't take chances on things getting announced out of nowhere, so let's go ahead and predict how the coaches will vote.

Player of the Year: LaDontae Henton, Providence

This was not easy, and is most likely wrong.  Nine different players have won Player of the Week this season, with five different guys getting the nod at least twice.  Now, one of them, Sterling Gibbs, is automatically disqualified for the punch he threw against Villanova, so that does make this a little easier.  I'm going with Henton, who is going to win the Big East scoring title barring D`Angelo Harrison going for 50 against Villanova on Saturday.  Henton's been POW three times, which is the most out of anyone, he's been on the weekly Honor Roll four times, and he's #8 in the Big East in rebounding.  Now watch, this will go to Henton's teammate, Kris Dunn.

Rookie of the Year: Angel Delgado, Seton Hall

It was Delgado's teammate, Isaiah Whitehead, who was named the preseason Rookie of the Year.  But Delgado's the one that's (probably) going to win the Big East's rebounding title.  Not the freshman rebounding title, the "we're looking at everyone" title, as he's averaging just barely under 10 caroms per game.  He's only two-tenths of a rebound ahead of Butler's Kameron Woods, so it's still up in the air, but that's still the best freshman performance of the year.  Rookie of the Week was even more stacked than Player of the Week was, with seven different players splitting 15 awards.  If the coaches get lazy and vote for whoever's the best scoring freshman, then this award will go to..... Marquette's Duane Wilson.

Coach of the Year: Jay Wright, Villanova

I will listen to arguments for Chris Holtmann for what he's done while being the interim head coach at Butler for a section of the season, but I mean, come on.  The Wildcats are going to be a #1 seed in the NCAA tournament and they have almost zero chance of having someone named Player of the Year.  Not because they don't have great players - they clearly do - but Wright has all of them playing with a singular team focus, and thus none of them stand out enough to be a dominant player on their own team, much less in the whole league.

All-Big East Team:

Kellen Dunham, Butler
Kris Dunn, Providence
LaDontae Henton, Providence
Darrun Hilliard, Villanova
Sir`Dominic Pointer, St. John's
D`Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Georgetown

I'm giving you three of the guys who won multiple Player of the Week awards here in Dunn, Henton, and DSR.  I'm leaving off D`Angelo Harrison, which almost seems insane, but respect must be paid to his teammate.  Pointer and Henton are the only two players in the league in the top 10 in both points and rebounds, plus Pointer was on the Weekly Honor Roll a record six times this season.  Next best is a group with five appearances: Dunham, DSR, Hilliard, and Sterling Gibbs, who is, again, completely disqualified.  Dunham, Hilliard, and Pointer also have POW awards to their credit.