St. John’s guard Shamorie Ponds was named Big East Player of the Week, the league office annouced Monday.
Ponds scored 31 points and had five rebounds, five assists and a career-high six steals in the Red Storm’s 73-68 loss to No. 6 Xavier on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena. The sophomore guard became the 51st member of St. John’s 1,000-point club during the second half.
It’s Ponds’ first player of the week award after being named the Big East Rookie of the Week five times last season.