Following a career-best effort that propelled the Red Storm to its first true road victory of the season, LJ Figueroa has earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Figueroa received his second honor roll nod of the season after averaging 20.5 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the floor, including a 42.1 percent showing from long distance.
On Tuesday night against Marquette in Milwaukee, Figueroa rebounded from a less-than-stellar first half to finish with 13 points. He scored 11 points and dished out two assists in a latter stanza that saw the Red Storm slash a 14-point deficit to just two in the waning minutes of the contest.
A few days later in Chicago, Figueroa put forth one of the best long-range shooting performances in St. John’s history in the Red Storm’s 79-66 win over DePaul. He connected on seven 3-pointers, falling one shy of the overall program record and tying St. John’s records for triples in a BIG EAST game and a road game. He became just the seventh Johnnie to ever hit seven or more in a single contest, one of only four to do so against a conference foe.
Figueroa set a new career-high against the Blue Demons with 28 points, surpassing the previous mark of 25 that he had reached twice, including earlier this season against New Hampshire. The Lawrence, Mass., native also dished out three assists and surrendered only one turnover in 29 minutes of action.
Figueroa and the Red Storm will play twice this week at “The World’s Most Famous Arena,” meeting No. 8 Villanova tomorrow night before welcoming Georgetown for a Sunday matinee. Tickets for both games are available by visiting RedStormTix.com.
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