Shamorie Ponds, the standout sophomore for St. John’s, continues to collect awards while he helps power the Red Storm in the win column.
Ponds was named to the Big East’s Honor Roll today, his ninth time being honored by the league this season and his third accolade in a row. The previous two weeks, Ponds won Player of the Week. This week, with only one game against DePaul, a 77-76 win, he still received honor among the best five in the league.
From the Big East’s press release:
Big East Player of the Week
Mikal Bridges, Villanova, F, Jr. – Bridges scored a team-high 25 points to lead the Wildcats to a 95-79 victory at Xavier and averaged 22.0 points in a 1-1 week. In the Xavier win, the junior shot 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-7 from 3-point range. Bridges also had 19 points and seven rebounds in a 76-71 defeat at Providence.
Big East Freshman of the Week
Naji Marshall, Xavier, F, Fr. – Marshall averaged 15.5 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent from the field in a 1-1 week. The freshman scored a career-high 20 points in a 102-90 victory over Seton Hall. For the season, Marshall is averaging 8.2 points and making 53.9 percent from the floor. He has won BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors in three of the last six weeks.
Big East Honor Roll
Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, G, So.
Had 26 points and a career-high 10 assists in a 77-76 win at DePaul. Scored six points in a late 10-2 to gain the victory.
Marcus Derrickson, Georgetown, F, Jr.
Tied a career high with 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds in an 87-83 win at Butler.
Sacar Anim, Marquette, G/F, So.
Tallied a career-high 26 points and scored the winning basket in a 90-86 victory at Creighton.
Desi Rodriguez, Seton Hall, F, Sr.
Averaged 26.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Notched a career-high 33 points and had eight rebounds in a victory against DePaul (82-77).
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, G, Sr.
Averaged 31.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored a season-high 37 points in a 102-90 win over Seton Hall.