Huskies Headline AAC Preseason Awards - NBC Connecticut
Dog House
A home for all things Huskies

Huskies Headline AAC Preseason Awards

SMU finished two points behind the Huskies in the voting for the top spot in the conference, followed by Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Huskies Headline AAC Preseason Awards
    Getty Images
    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats defends against Ryan Boatright #11 of the Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    The American Athletic Conference preseason awards are out and there are Huskies everywhere. Not only was UConn picked to win the AAC by the league's coaches, senior point guard Ryan Boatright has been named the preseason player of the year, and swingman Daniel Hamilton is the AAC's preseason rookie of the year.

    SMU finished two points behind the Huskies in the voting for the top spot in the conference, followed by Memphis, Cincinnati and Tulsa.

    Boatright was also named to the AAC first-team, along with SMU's Markus Kennedy and Mic Moore, Memphis' Shaq Goodwin and Autin Nichols, and Tulsa's James Woodard. Sophomore center Amida Brimah found his way onto the second team, along with USF's Anthony Collin and Chris Perry, and Temple's Will Cummings and Quenton DeCosey.

    UConn begins its title defense on Nov. 14 when it hosts Bryant University.