St. John’s basketball sees handful of players recognized by Big East

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St. John’s basketball saw a handful of players honored by the Big East Conference. 

It was an eventful week in Queens for the St. John’s basketball program and the outstanding performances of three players was recognized by the Big East Conference.

Freshman guard on the men’s basketball (9-7, 3-6 Big East) team Posh Alexander was named as the Big East Freshman of the Week after leading the Johnnies to two victories over the No. 23 UConn Huskies and Utah Valley Wolverines.

Alexander averaged 19.0 points and 4.0 assists per game in the two victories.

In St. John’s first win over a ranked opponent this season, the Brooklyn, New York native tied a season-high with 18 points, four rebounds, six assists, and three steals on 6-of-11 shooting from the field and 3-of-5 from 3-point range.

The 6-foot guard the set a new career high with 20 points against Utah Valley in addition to two rebounds, two assists, and three steals on 8-of-15 shooting.

This week is the second time Posh Alexander has been named as the Big East Freshman of the Week.

Posh Alexander’s teammate, Julian Champagnie, was also named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 15.5 points per game.

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Champagnie entered the week as the Big East’s leading scorer at 20.7 points per game, but struggled seeing his shots fall against Connecticut, despite hitting clutch baskets down the stretch to clinch the St. John’s victory.

The sophomore forward posted 12 points, six rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks on 2-of-9 shooting against the Huskies and 19 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, and two blocks against Utah Valley.

St. John’s women’s basketball (4-8, 1-6 Big East) star Qadashah Hoppie was also named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll after her big week despite two losses for the Lady Johnnies.

Following her season-high 21 points against DePaul, Hoppie posted 15 points against Marquette and 18 points against Seton Hall.

St. John’s basketball stars with challenge opportunities upcoming

The men’s program enters yet another pivotal week with two games, a trip to Chicago to face the DePaul Blue Demons (3-5, 1-5 Big East) and a rematch with Danny Hurley and the UConn Huskies (7-3, 4-3 Big East) at Carnesecca Arena.

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St. John’s women’s team steps on the national stage once again with a rematch against the Villanova Wildcats (8-2, 3-2 Big East), team that took down the Johnnies in Queens earlier this season, followed by a trip to the nation’s capital to face the Georgetown Hoyas (1-5, 1-5 Big East) on Wednesday afternoon.

The Red Storm and Wildcats tipoff at 7:00pm EST (Fox Sports 1) on Monday, January 25 while St. John’s and DePaul battle on Wednesday, January 27 at 9:00pm EST (Fox Sports 1).

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