NEW YORK – Seton Hall senior Romaro Gill has been named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and BIG EAST Most Improved Player. Creighton forward Denzel Mahoney has won the BIG EAST Sixth Man Award. Due to a tie in the voting, the BIG EAST Sportsmanship Award will be shared by Butler’s Kamar Baldwin, Georgetown’s Jagan Mosely and Providence’s Emmitt Holt.
The league’s head coaches select the award winners and they are not permitted to vote for their own players.
The BIG EAST will announce the remaining individual awards: Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year and outstanding Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete at a press conference at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, March 11, at 4:30 p.