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Villanova’s Josh Hart named BIG EAST Player of the Year

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Hart becomes the fourth Wildcat to win the award.

NCAA Basketball: Villanova at DePaul Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova’s Josh Hart has another accolade to his name: 2017 BIG EAST Player of the Year.

The pre-season Player of the Year, led the conference in scoring with 18.6 points per game (18.2 in conference games) and added 6.5 rebounds. Those marks made him the only player to be in the Top 10 in both categories.

Hart joins Ryan Arcidiacono (2015), Randy Foye (2006), and Kerry Kittles (1995) as winners of the conference’s esteemed award.

Creighton’s Justin Patton was named Freshman of the year and Butler’s Chris Holtmann was give the Coach of the Year honors.