PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Seton Hall guard Fuquan Edwin and St. John's forward JaKarr Sampson the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Dec. 9.
Edwin was named BIG EAST Player of the Week after he averaged 23.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for the Pirates, which included a come-from-behind 71-67 win at Wake Forest. In Saturday's win against the Demon Deacons, Edwin scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half while helping the Pirates overcome a 14-point deficit. Earlier in the week, Edwin had 22 points and 10 rebounds in a 68-59 victory against NJIT. For the two games, Edwin shot 59.3 percent from the floor and 62.5 percent from 3-point range.
Sampson was tabbed as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the second time this season after he averaged 19.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for St. John's. Sampson posted 16 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals in a 58-47 win against Fordham on Saturday. In an 81-65 loss at San Francisco earlier in the week, Sampson scored a game-high 22 points.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
FUQUAN EDWIN, Seton Hall, F/G, Jr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
JAKARR SAMPSON, St. John's, F, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
SEAN KILPATRICK, Cincinnati, G, Jr.
Averaged 25.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week, leading the team in scoring in both games.
RUSS SMITH, Louisville, G, Jr.
Averaged 22.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.5 steals in a 2-0 week.
JUNIOR CADOUGAN, Marquette, G, Sr.
Had 18 points, four rebounds and six assists in a 60-50 win against Wisconsin.
LADONTAE HENTON, Providence, F, So.
Scored 21 points with 17 rebounds and four steals in a 72-57 win against Rhode Island.
MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS, Syracuse, G, So.
Averaged 13.7 points, 12.3 assists and 3.7 steals in a 3-0 week.