A foregone conclusion, we would say, but Shamorie Ponds was named Big East Player of the Week.
He averaged 31.5 points, 5.5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals, posting usage rates of 35% and 33% of St. John’s possessions and pulling the Johnnies to a pair of wins, doing things like this:
Been thinking about this all day. Has anyone ever seen Shamorie Ponds and Superman in the same room?pic.twitter.com/FEt8JJnWeS— Pat Cannon (@strikingcannon) January 6, 2019
Will Ponds receive some national accolades as well after picking up his eighth Big East weekly honor this season? The NCAA’s official site has named him Player of the Week nationally.
A look at the Big East honors, by how many weeks each player has received the honor, via twitter user yelbeez:
Updated Big East Player of the Year Race:— ...but really 15-0 (@yelbeeez) January 7, 2019
T1. Markus Howard:
3. Myles Powell:
4. Jessie Govan:
5. Max Strus:
T6. Alpha Diallo:
Phil Booth: #SJUBB
The Big East Freshman of the Week was Joey Hauser of Marquette.
Also on the Big East Honor Roll:
- Kamar Baldwin, guard, Butler
- Martin Krampelj, forward, Creighton
- Greg Malinowski, guard, Georgetown
- Myles Powell, guard, Seton Hall
- Phil Booth, guard, Villanova
St. John’s awaits what should be the first week of being nationally ranked this season after taking out #16/ #18 Marquette last week at home. NBC’s College Basketball Talk and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz already have St. John’s favorably ranked.