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Sir`Dominic Pointer wins Big East Player of the Week

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A well-deserved honor for a player who proves it is possible to have a breakout year as a senior.

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Sir`Dominic Pointer continues to blow up, finally earning the Big East Player of the Week award after winning a spot on the Big East's Honor Roll (the league's best five players of the week) for the last five weeks in a row.

From the St. John's release:

Pointer averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and shot 57.1 percent over the two games last week.

Pointer helped lead St. John’s (20-9, 9-7) to its sixth victory in the last seven games with an 81-70 rout of BIG EAST archrival Georgetown at Madison Square Garden. He matched a career-high with 24 points against the Hoyas marking his 14th straight game scoring double-figures. The Detroit native grabbed seven rebounds, swatted two shots and handed out two assists lifting the Red Storm to the 20-win mark for the second-straight season.

Last Monday, Pointer filled up the stat sheet with 19 points, nine rebounds, six blocks four steals and three assists in the Red Storm’s 58-57 triumph over Xavier at The Garden. He hit five of his first six shot attempts and became the 50th player in St. John’s history to record 1,000 career points with his tip-in at the 6:34 mark of the first half.

CBS Sports' Gary Parrish also tabbed Pointer as CBSSports.com's national Player of the Week.

Dom Pointer is enjoying his best season by far - setting numerical highs but also highs in rate stats.

Dom Pointer is:

  • taking 20% of the team's shots (his previous high was 15%),
  • grabbing 17% of available defensive rebounds (which he had reached in 2013 as well),
  • grabbing 6% of available offensive rebounds,
  • hitting 58% oif his two-point shots,
  • blocking 8% of shots while he's on the floor (76th in the nation),
  • and assisting on 17% of teammate's made shots.

Pointer has powered the Red Storm steadily, scoring in double figures in his last 14 games and playeing 35 minutes or more in all but four of the sixteen games in Big East play.