For the second consecutive week, Posh Alexander has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced by the conference on Monday morning.
The sophomore from Brooklyn was sensational in a 2-1 week for the Red Storm that featured a pair of road wins less than 48 hours apart. Alexander averaged 17.0 points, 7.7 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals per outing, helping the Red Storm improve to 5-6 in BIG EAST play and 3-1 in its last four road games.
Alexander started the week with a career effort in the Red Storm’s loss to No. 15 Providence at Carnesecca Arena, posting 29 points on 13-of-20 shooting to go along with 12 assists and four steals in 34 minutes of action. His 12 dimes were the most by a St. John’s player since Shamorie Ponds dished out 14 against Wagner on Dec. 16, 2018. Alexander is one of six St. John’s players have ever tallied more than 12 assists in a single game: Mark Jackson (4x), Omar Cook (4x), David Cain (2x), Boo Harvey, Larry Jenkins and Ponds.
Two days later in Washington, Alexander once again filled the stat sheet, finishing with 10 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four steals in a wire-to-wire win over Georgetown at McDonough Arena.
Alexander completed the grueling road swing with another stellar effort on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse, posting 12 points, five assists and a pair of steals in the Red Storm’s first road win over Butler since 2014.
On the week, Alexander shot 57.5 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the charity stripe.
On the season, Alexander ranks ninth in the BIG EAST in scoring (14.9 ppg) and second in assists (5.2 apg), one of only two players in the conference to sit among the top 10 in both categories. He is one of only two high-major underclassmen in the country to rank among the top 10 of their respective conference in both points and assists per game alongside Mike Miles of TCU.
One of 15 players selected to the watch list for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award, Alexander leads the conference and ranks sixth nationally with 2.5 steals per contest. No high-major player in the nation averages more steals than Alexander.
Alexander and the Red Storm will return to action Tuesday at Madison Square Garden when they host No. 12 Villanova at 8:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit RedStormTix.com.
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