The National Association of Basketball Coaches has honored Shamorie Ponds for the second consecutive year, as the junior guard earned a spot on the NABC All-District 5 First Team.
Ponds, who led the Red Storm to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in four years, garnered First Team All-District recognition alongside four other stars from the BIG EAST in Markus Howard, Myles Powell, Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. After his sophomore year in 2017-18, Ponds was named to the NABC All-District Second Team.
The Brooklyn native scored 650 points as a junior, averaging 19.7 points per game and helping the Red Storm record its first postseason appearance under Head Coach Chris Mullin. The Johnnies’ 21 wins tied for the most by a St. John’s team since the 1999-2000 BIG EAST Champions registered 25 victories.
Not only a prolific scorer, Ponds also ranks second in the BIG EAST in assists with 5.1 per game while leading the conference and ranking inside the top 10 nationally with 2.6 steals per contest. His 2.6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio also paces the league. Ponds is one of just three BIG EAST players since conference realignment to finish in the top three in both scoring and assists.
With 1,870 points through three seasons, Ponds currently ranks fifth on the program’s all-time scoring list. He also ranks second on the St. John’s career steals list (225) and sixth in career assists (413).
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