Oct. 17, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- It was announced today (Oct. 17) at the league media day at the New York Athletic Club in New York City that Providence College senior guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named 2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST. Council joined Cincinnati guard Sean Kilpatrick, Georgetown forward Otto Porter, Louisville center Gorgui Dieng and Notre Dame forward Jack Cooley on the First Team.
Last season, he recorded 14 assists twice in a game. He also had 10 or more assists in a game nine times in 2011-12. All of which helped him lead the BIG EAST in assists for the second consecutive season. As a sophomore he averaged 5.9 assists and last season he averaged 7.5 assists. His 7.5 assists per game is the fourth highest single game average in the history of Friar basketball. These impressive numbers helped him earn Third Team All-BIG EAST honors in 2012.
Council's impressive assist total also is evident in his career assist average. He ranks fourth all-time at Providence College in assist average at 5.97 per game. He also ranks second all-time in assists at Providence. He needs just 102 assists to break former Friar Ernie DiGregorio's all-time Providence assist mark of 662 which he established in 1973.
Aside from being one of the top point guards all-time at PC, Council has been a very productive scorer for the Friars, he ranks 25th all-time in scoring (1,248 points). Last season, he led the team in scoring, averaging 15.9 points per game.
2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year
Peyton Siva, Louisville
2012-13 BIG EAST Preseason Rookie of the Year
Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team
Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati, G, Jr., 6-4, 221, White Plains, N.Y.
Otto Porter, Georgetown, F, So., 6-8, 205, Sikeston, Mo.
Gorgui Dieng, Louisville, C, Jr., 6-10, 225, Dakar, Senegal
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Sr., 6-9, 244, Glenview, Ill.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Sr., 6-2, 180, Brooklyn, N.Y.
2012-13 Preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, Jr., 6-1, 171, Roxbury, Mass.
Cleveland Melvin, DePaul, F, Jr., 6-8, 208, Baltimore, Md.
D'Angelo Harrison, St. John's, G, So., 6-3, 202, Missouri City, Texas
Anthony Collins, USF, So., G, 6-1, 175, Houston, Texas
Brandon Triche, Syracuse, G, Sr., 6-4, 205, Jamesville, N.Y.
2012-13 Preseason BIG EAST Honorable Mention
Chane Behanan, Louisville, F, So., 6-7, 250, Cincinnati, Ohio
Jerian Grant, Notre Dame, G, Jr., 6-5, 185, Bowie, Md.
Tray Woodall, Pittsburgh, G, Sr., 5-11, 190, Brooklyn, N.Y.
C.J. Fair, Syracuse, F, Jr., 6-8, 212, Baltimore, Md.