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2011 Big East Media Day Open Thread

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(For those wondering, that quote below the picture is real - he opened Media Day with it)

Today is the day! Basketball season is officially open as the Big East coaches, players, and media hold 2011 Big East Media Day from the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan.

We'll be updating this thread through the day with the information you need - and feel free to talk Big East hoops in the comments!

Updates after The Jump.

Random Tidbits

Jay Wright Interview

  • How Maalik Wayns will handle being the leader of the team
  • What does Wright expect from Dominic Cheek?
  • Is this Mouphtaou Yarou's breakout year?
  • Thoughts on the team's tailspin at the end of last season?

Big East Coaches Poll

1. Connecticut Huskies

1. Syracuse Orange

3. Louisville Cardinals

4. Pittsburgh Panthers

5. Cincinnati Bearcats

6. Marquette Golden Eagles

7. West Virginia Mountaineers

8. Villanova Wildcats

9. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

10. Georgetown Hoyas

11. Rutgers Scarlet Knights

12. St. John's Red Storm

13. Seton Hall Pirates

14. South Florida Bulls

15. Providence Friars

16. DePaul Blue Demons

Big East Player of the Year

Ashton Gibbs

Big East Rookie of the Year

Andre Drummond

All-Big East 1st Team

Ashton Gibbs

Jeremy Lamb

Darius Johnson-Odom

Kris Joseph

Tim Abromaitis

Kevin Jones

All-Big East 2nd Team

Peyton Siva

Maalik Wayns

Scoop Jardine

Alex Oriakhi

Yancy Gates

All-Big East Honorable Mention

Shabazz Napier

Cleveland Melvin

Jae Crowder

Gus Gilchrist

Andre Drummond