The winner of three straight BIG EAST Freshman of the Week awards, Posh Alexander has now received national recognition for his recent string of stellar performances, earning National Freshman of the Week honors from the United States Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday.
Last week, Alexander led the Red Storm to a 2-0 record with a victory over then-No. 3 Villanova at home and a road win at Providence.
Against the Wildcats on Wednesday, Alexander registered team-highs of 16 points, six assists and three steals as the Red Storm won its first game against a top-five opponent since 2018. Alexander helped pester Villanova into 17 turnovers, six more than their previous season high entering the contest.
Three days later on the road in Providence, Alexander netted a season-high 21 points and dished out four assists in a 92-81 victory for the Red Storm. He also averaged 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per outing.
On the week, Alexander averaged 18.5 points per game on 53.6 percent shooting, including a 55.6 percent effort from beyond the arc.
The Brooklyn native, who has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week a league high four times this season, leads the BIG EAST and ranks seventh nationally in steals with 2.7 per game while ranking fourth in the conference with 4.5 assists per contest. His 11.8 points per game rank second on the team behind Julian Champagnie, the BIG EAST’s leading scorer.
Alexander and the Red Storm will look to make it seven straight wins this evening when they take on Butler at 9 p.m. inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game will air nationally on FS1 and locally on 570 AM WMCA.
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