Shamorie Ponds is back again in the Big East’s list of best players. It’s been a long month in the wilderness for Ponds, who won his last Big East Honor Roll nod on December 26th of last year, which was also after the Red Storm’s last win.
The Big East Honors standings on the season... thanks to the 2nd most influential #sjubb Twitter account, @yelbeez. (Ponds should have seven basketballs, not eight.)
Updated Big East POY Race:#SJUBB— yelley (@yelbeeez) February 5, 2018
1. Kelan Martin
T2. Trevon Bluiett
4. Shamorie Ponds
5. Marcus Foster
T-6. Jessie Govan
The Big East Player of the Week
Shamorie Ponds, St. John’s, G, SO – Ponds averaged 32.0 points in a 1-1 week that included an 81-77 win over No. 4 Duke. He recorded 33 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three rebounds against the Blue Devils. In a 73-68 loss to No. 6 Xavier, Ponds had 31 points. For the two games, he shot 55.8 percent from the floor and 46.7 percent from 3-point range. Ponds ranks second in the Big East in scoring with a 20.3 average.
Also, let’s enjoy some memories from Saturday.
Big East Freshman of the Week
Omari Spellman, Villanova, F, FR – Spellman averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week. In a 92-76 win over Seton Hall on Sunday, he posted game highs of 26 points and 11 rebounds. In a 98-78 win over Creighton, Spellman scored 14 points. For the week, he shot 14-of-22 from the field, including 10-of-14 from 3-point range. Spellman has won Freshman of the Week honors five times this season.
Big East Honor Roll
Kelan Martin, Butler, F, Sr.
Averaged 21.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a 2-0 week.
Alpha Diallo, Providence, G, So.
Averaged 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.
Desi Rodriguez, Seton Hall, F, Sr.
Averaged 18.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a 1-1 week.
Jalen Brunson, Villanova, G, Jr.
Averaged 20.0 points and 5.0 assists in a 2-0 week.
Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, G, Sr.
Averaged 22.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a 2-0 week.
A moment to see Ponds doing an interview with Andy Katz for NCAA.com.