After averaging more than 20 points and seven rebounds, St. John’s freshman phenom D’Angelo Harrison was named the Big East Rookie of the Week.
The guard led the Red Storm (8-7, 3-2 Big East) in scoring in both the team’s games last week — a loss at MSG to No. 11/10 Louisville and a win at Cincinnati, snapping the Bearcats seven-game winning streak. Harrison played in 79 of a possible 80 minutes during last week’s action.
For the week Harrison averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals.
The Texas native leads all Big East freshmen in scoring — 16 ppg — and is 12th overall in the conference.
Harrison is the first player to earn this honor since Cardozo graduate Daryll Hill in February 2004.
The Johnnies next play at No. 25/24 Marquette (12-4, 1-2) on Wednesday, January 11 at 7 p.m.