BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The leaves are falling, which means winter sports are never far behind. Big 4 Basketball held its Media Day this afternoon, naming preseason All-Big 4 Teams for both men's and women's hoops.
UB star Javon McCrea and Niagara's Kayla Stroman earned Preseason Big 4 Player of the Year honors.
The complete Preseason All-Big 4 Teams are included below:
Men's First Team
Demitrius Conger, St. Bonaventure (12.1 ppg., 6.2 rpg.)
Juan'ya Green, Niagara (17.7 ppg., 4.5 apg.)
Antoine Mason, Niagara (15.1 ppg., 4.6 rpg.)
Javon McCrea, Buffalo (14.7 ppg., 6.9 rpg.)
Harold Washington, Canisius (17.0 ppg., 4.3 rpg.)
Men's Second Team
Billy Baron, Canisius (13.0 ppg., 4.4 rpg. at Rhode Island)
Alshwan Hymes, Canisius (15.4 ppg., 3.2 rpg.)
Charlon Kloof, St. Bonaventure (6.4 ppg., 2.7 apg.)
Jarod Oldham, Buffalo (4.7 ppg., 5.9 apg.)
Will Regan (1.3 ppg., 0.9 rpg. at Virginia in 2010-11)
Women's First Team
Lauren Gatto, Niagara (10.3 ppg., 5.7 rpg.)
Nytor Longar, Buffalo (10.2 ppg., 6.4 rpg.)
Doris Ortega, St. Bonaventure (7.4 ppg., 5.0 rpg.)
Jamie Ruttle, Canisius (11.7 ppg., 5.3 rpg.)
Kayla Stroman, Niagara (10.8 ppg., 3.9 apg.) – Preseason All-Big Four Player of the Year
Women's Second Team
CeCe Dixon, St. Bonaventure (7.6 ppg., 2.4 rpg.)
Ashley Durham, Canisius (9.6 ppg., 4.2 apg.)
Kayla Hoohuili, Canisius (8.6 ppg., 3.8 rpg.)
Meghan McGuinness, Niagara (6.8 ppg., 2.6 rpg.)
Alaina Walker, St. Bonaventure (6.3 ppg., 5.2 rpg.)
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