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.