For the fifth time this season, Shamorie Ponds has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced today by the league office.
Ponds, a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week on the year, averaged 21.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game during a 1-1 week for the Johnnies.
After missing the Red Storm’s contest against DePaul with a lower back strain, Ponds returned to the lineup against Creighton and quickly made his presence felt. He posted 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go along with five assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes of action. Ponds anchored the Red Storm to an 81-66 victory, the team’s first over the Bluejays since 2015.
Ponds helped anchor a Red Storm comeback against Butler on Saturday that fell just short, as the Johnnies trimmed a 22-point deficit to a two-possession game in the closing minutes. Ponds netted 20 points inside Hinkle Fieldhouse, marking his fifth-straight outing with 20-plus. He also tallied three steals and two assists.
St. John’s will return to action on Sunday afternoon when the Red Storm plays host to Georgetown at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” Tip-off is scheduled for 12 p.m. on FOX and 570 AM WMCA.
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