PC Men’s Basketball Fifth In BIG EAST Preseason Poll, Bynum Named To Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team

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Providence College Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  It was announced today (October 18) that Providence College graduate guard Jared Bynum (Largo, Md.) was named to the 2022-23 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.

Bynum, who earned 2022 All-BIG EAST Second Team accolades, was named recipient of the BIG EAST Sixth Man Award and received USBWA All-District 1 accolades, had a break out season for the Friars in 2021-22.  He led the team in scoring in BIG EAST games, averaging 15.6 ppg in 17 games.  His 15.6 points per games ranked fifth in the league.  He shot a team-best 46.5 percent (33-71) from behind the three-point arc in league play.  Bynum also ranked third in league in assists per game (4.9) in BIG EAST action.  In overall action, he averaged 12.2 ppg and 4.0 assists per game.  He was named BIG EAST Player of the Week twice.  He scored a career-high 32 points in the Friars’ win at Georgetown on February 6.  He was 7-8 from three-point territory and 11-15 from the field.  He came off the bench in 14 of the team’s 17 league games and became the first BIG EAST player in 25 years with three games of 25 or more points off the bench in the same season.  In addition, to the 32 points at Georgetown, he also had 25 points versus DePaul on February 12 and 27 points versus Xavier on February 23.

The Friars, who finished the 2021-22 season with a 27-6 mark overall after winning the BIG EAST Regular Season title and advancing to the Sweet 16, were picked to finish fifth in the 2022-23 Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

The Friars will open their season with an exhibition game on Thursday, October 20 versus American International College at 7:00 p.m. at Amica Mutual Pavilion.
Fans interested in purchasing season tickets for the 2022-23 season, can visit Friars.com or call 401-865-GO PC.

2022-23 BIG EAST Preseason Honors 

BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year 
Adama Sanogo, Connecticut, F, Jr., 6-9, 245, Bamako, Mali

BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year 
Cam Whitmore, Villanova, F, Fr., 6-7, 232, Odenton, Md.

Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team 
Ryan Kalkbrenner, Creighton, C, Jr., 7-1, 260, St. Louis, Mo.
Jared Bynum, Providence, G, Gr., 5-10, 180, Largo, Md. 
Posh Alexander, St. John’s, G, Jr., 6-0, 200, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Colby Jones, Xavier, G, Jr., 6-6, 207, Birmingham, Ala.
Jack Nunge, Xavier, F, Gr., 7-0, 245, Newburgh, Ind.

Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team^ 
Arthur Kaluma, Creighton, F, So., 6-7, 225, Glendale, Ariz.
Ryan Nembhard, Creighton, G, So., 6-0, 170, Aurora, Ont.
Kadary Richmond, Seton Hall, G, Jr., 6-6, 210, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Caleb Daniels, Villanova, G, Gr., 6-4, 210, New Orleans, La.
Eric Dixon, Villanova, F, R-Jr., 6-8, 255, Willow Grove, Pa.
Justin Moore, Villanova, G, Sr., 6-4, 215, Fort Washington, Md.

Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention 
Chuck Harris, Butler, G, Jr., 6-2, 200, Ashburn, Va.
Baylor Scheierman, Creighton, F, Sr., 6-7, 205, Aurora, Neb.
Cam Whitmore, Villanova, F, Fr., 6-7, 232, Odenton, Md.

^Tie in the voting created an extra position on the Second Team.

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