Conference Preview: Big East

Conference Preview: Big East

This article is part of our Conference Preview series.

Two main storylines fuel the Big East as we look ahead to 2020-21. The first is the addition of the Connecticut Huskies, as coach Dan Hurley brings a storied program to the conference to bring the total number of teams up to 11. Right out of the gates, UConn will bring in multiple formidable players that change the fantasy landscape of the entire conference. The Huskies were often left out of the season-long and DFS player pools while part of the American conference, but that will no longer be the case.

The second major storyline is the loss of star power. There isn't a single team that hasn't endured program-disturbing losses, whether it be due to graduation, transfer or simply an early NBA departure out of fear of a COVID-affected 2020. Last year's national leading scorer Markus Howard is no longer a threat to drop 50 on a given night, but equally important are the absences of conference staples like Myles Powell, Kamar Baldwin, Paul Reed, Naji Marshall and Alpha Diallo, just to name a few. This means that after the first round of Big East drafts/pools, a mountain of wild-card players await those adventurous enough to try this format. We'll try to cover as many as we can here.

Top Players

Overall: Marcus Zegarowski, G, Creighton

This is a pretty clear two-horse race between Zegarowski and Villanova's Collin Gillespie. Both had similar stat lines as four-category contributors averaging north of 15 points and around five assists in

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