After needing just 24 minutes of action to record 23 points against Brown on Tuesday at Carnesecca Arena, LJ Figueroa has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the first time this season, it was announced on Monday afternoon by the league office.
Figueroa, a junior from Lawrence, Mass., shot 7-of-16 from the floor, including a 3-of-9 showing from three-point range, to tally his second highest scoring total of the season. He also sank all six of his chances from the charity stripe in addition to grabbing four rebounds.
On the season, Figueroa leads the team and ranks 12th in the conference with 15.6 points per game. The former junior college All-American is shooting 42.6 percent from three-point range, also good enough for 12th in the league. His 1.91 steals per outing are part of five-way tie for first place in the BIG EAST.
Figueroa is the second member of the Red Storm to earn a place on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll this season, joining Mustapha Heron (Nov. 11), who averaged 27.5 points per game in his first two outings of the campaign.
Figueroa and the Red Storm, who checked in at no. 65 in Monday’s first release of the NET rankings, will return to action on Wednesday night at Carnesecca Arena, taking on Albany at 8:30 p.m. on FS1 and 970 AM WNYM.
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