Shamorie Ponds is still rolling, in terms of Big East honors, as the Red Storm are 8-2 in the second week of December.
Last week, playing without Marcus LoVett, Ponds continued to put up points, rebounds and assists and was named to the Big East Honor Roll once more.
So far this season, the tally:
- Kelan Martin of Butler and Trevon Bluiett have both been named five times;
- Jessie Govan and Shamorie Ponds have received four nods;
- Desi Rodriguez has been named three times;
- Angel Delgado of Seton Hall and Markus Howard (this week’s Player of the Week) have been named twice;
- Marcus Foster, Mikal Bridges, Kyron Cartwright, Marcus LoVett, Andrew Rowsey, Khyri Thomas and Rodney Bullock have each been named once.
From the Big East’s press release...
Big East Player of the Week
Markus Howard, Marquette, G, So. – Howard averaged 28.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two wins for the Golden Eagles. The sophomore scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds in an 82-63 victory at Wisconsin. Earlier in the week, Howard poured in 34 points in a 91-81 win against Vermont. For the two games, the 5-11 guard shot 52.6 percent from the field and was 10-of-20 from 3-point range. He leads the league in scoring at 22.5 ppg.
Big East Freshman of the Week
Mitch Ballock, Creighton, G, Fr. – Ballock posted 13 points, six rebounds and four assists while helping Creighton rally past Nebraska 75-65. With Creighton trailing 33-28 at halftime, he scored 11 points in the second half to help push the Bluejays to the win. Earlier in the week, he registered six points, six assists and four rebounds in a 111-68 win against North Dakota. For the season, Ballock is averaging 8.7 points and 3.2 rebounds.
Big East Honor Roll
Kelan Martin, Butler, F, Sr.
Had a season-high 29 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Utah (81-69). Averaged 22.0 points in a 2-0 week that included a win against Youngstown State (95-67).
Jessie Govan, Georgetown, C, Jr.
Averaged 23.0 points and 15.5 rebounds while shooting 64.2 percent from the field in wins over Howard (81-67) and North Carolina A&T (83-74).
Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, G, So.
Averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in a 1-1 week. Had 28 points in a win over Grand Canyon (68-60) and 19 points, seven boards and seven assists in a loss to No. 16 Arizona State (82-70).
Mikal Bridges, Villanova, G, Jr.
Averaged 19.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Had 28 points and six rebounds in an 88-72 win over No. 12 Gonzaga and 10 points in a victory against La Salle (77-68).
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, G, Sr.
Averaged 25.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in wins over Kent State (96-70) and Colorado (96-69). Shot 57.1 percent from the field, 46.7 percent from 3-point range and 92.3 percent from the foul line.