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Colin Falls Receives Preseason All-BIG EAST Honors

Oct. 25, 2006

Notre Dame senior shooting guard Colin Falls has received preseason recognition from the BIG EAST Conference, as one of 14 total players in the 16-team men's basketball league to receive preseason all-BIG EAST honors for the 2006-07 season. The league's coaches selected 11 players to the preseason all-BIG EAST team, with Falls joining two others who received honorable mention distinction. The BIG EAST preseason coaches poll forecasts an 11th-place finish for Notre Dame, in what has become the nation's premier basketball conference.

Falls heads into his final season as one of the nation's top long-range shooters and needs 71 three-pointers in 2006-07 to become Notre Dame's career leader. The Park Ridge, Ill., native set the Irish single-season record with 102 three-point baskets during his junior season ('05-'06), when he averaged 13.8 points per game and finished 13th nationally in three-point baskets per game (3.4). His 2005-06 highlights included making eight three-pointers as part of a career-high 32 points versus Seton Hall. Falls averaged 10.2 points per game during his first three seasons with the Irish while shooting better than 40 percent from three-point range (232-for-576; .403) and .829 from the free-throw line (141-for-170), spanning 91 career games played and 60 starts.

2006-07 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year - Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh

2006-07 BIG EAST Preseason Rookie of the Year - Paul Harris, Syracuse

2006-07 Preseason All-BIG EAST Team
*Aaron Gray, Pittsburgh (Player of the Year), C, Sr., 7-0, 270, Emmaus, Pa.
Jeff Adrien, Connecticut, F, So., 6-7, 245, Brookline, Mass.
Wilson Chandler, DePaul, F, So., 6-8, 210, Benton Harbor, Mich.
Sammy Mejia, DePaul, G, Sr., 6-6, 195, Bronx, N.Y.
*Jeff Green, Georgetown, F, Jr., 6-9, 235, Hyattsville, Md.
*Roy Hibbert, Georgetown, C, Jr., 7-2, 283, Adelphi, Md.
Juan Palacios, Louisville, F, Jr., 6-8, 245, Medelin, Columbia
*Dominic James, Marquette, G, So., 5-11, 175, Richmond, Ind.
Lamont Hamilton, St. John's, F, Sr., 6-10, 253, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Terrence Roberts, Syracuse, F, Sr., 6-9, 235, Jersey City, N.J.
Curtis Sumpter, Villanova, F, Sr., 6-7, 220, Brooklyn, N.Y.
*unanimous selection

2006-07 Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention
David Padgett, Louisville, F/C, Jr., 6-11, 250, Reno, Nev.
Colin Falls, Notre Dame, G, Sr., 6-5, 200, Park Ridge, Ill.
Eric Devendorf, Syracuse, G, So., 6-4, 175, Bay City, Mich.

2006-07 Preseason Coaches Poll
School - Points
1. Pittsburgh (10) - 219
2. Georgetown (4) - 212
3. Syracuse (1) - 182
4. Marquette (1) - 181
5. Connecticut - 173
6. Louisville - 149
7. Villanova - 146
8. DePaul - 134
9. St. John's - 105
10. Providence - 102
11. Notre Dame - 80
12. West Virginia - 72
13. Cincinnati - 52
14. Rutgers - 49
15. Seton Hall - 42
16. South Florida - 22

First-place votes in parentheses

 

 

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