After helping the St. John’s Men’s Basketball team to its first league win of the season on Sunday against Georgetown, Posh Alexander has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, it was announced Monday morning by the conference office.
Alexander, a Brooklyn native who played his high school basketball at Our Saviour Lutheran in the Bronx, took home his first weekly honor from the BIG EAST after averaging 11.5 points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the Red Storm.
On Thursday against No. 9/9 Creighton, Alexander finished with 13 points, the team’s second highest total, on 6-of-11 shooting and dished out three assists.
Three nights later against Georgetown, Alexander was one of five Johnnies to reach double figures, scoring 10 points to go along with three assists and three steals.
On the season, Alexander is averaging 10.1 points per game while leading the team in both assists (4.2 apg) and steals 2.4 (spg).
Alexander, who leads all BIG EAST freshmen with 30.5 minutes played per game, is tied with teammate Greg Williams Jr. for the league lead in steals while ranking second among freshmen and seventh overall in assists. Alexander’s 1.4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio is also good enough for 12th in the league through games played on Sunday.
Alexander and the Red Storm are scheduled to return to action on Jan. 2 when they host DePaul at Carnesecca Arena for a 12 p.m. tip on FS1.
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