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St. John’s Men’s Basketball Awarded by Both BIG EAST and AP

St. John's University Men's Basketball. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

\ St. John’s University Men’s Basketball. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

After helping St. John’s climb four spots to No. 20 in the Associated Press Poll following a pair of 20-point wins, D’Angelo Harrison earned his second straight BIG EAST Player of the Week award on Monday after averaging 24.0 points. Rysheed Jordan was also named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll as he posted 16.0 points and 3.5 assists per game.

Harrison shot 61.5 percent (16-26) from the field and converted all 12 free-throw attempts over the two-game stretch. The senior guard from Missouri City, Texas, advanced to sixth place on St. John’s all-time scoring chart with 1,778 career points. Harrison had a game-high 26 points to go with six rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Red Storm’s 22-point victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Wednesday. Then on Sunday, Harrison notched his ninth double-digit scoring effort in as many games this season scoring 22 points and shooting 8-for-12 from the field in a 21-point win over Fordham.

A four-time Conference Player of the Week in his career, Harrison has earned a BIG EAST weekly honor 17 times. Harrison currently leads the league averaging 19.7 points, while playing 34.9 minutes per game. The 6-foot-4 guard is fifth in 3-point field goals (20), sixth in rebounding (7.2) and seventh in free-throw shooting (84.1 pct).

Jordan averaged 16.0 points and shot 60.0 percent (12-20) last week. He matched a career-high 24 points on Sunday versus Fordham going 9-for-12 (75.0 pct) from the field and 3-for-5 (60.0 pct) from downtown. The 6-foot-4 sophomore also recorded four steals, three rebounds and two assists in the victory over the Rams. In the Red Storm’s contest with Fairleigh Dickinson, Jordan dished out a team-high five assists going along with eight points, two rebounds and one steal. Jordan was named the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week four times last year.

St. John’s is riding a four game win streak heading into Friday’s contest with St. Mary’s at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports 1. The Red Storm is 5-0 in Queens this season.

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