St. John’s basketball: Posh Alexander named as Freshman of Week, again

St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images)
St. John's basketball guard Posh Alexander (Photo by Porter Binks/Getty Images) /

St. John’s basketball guard Posh Alexander gets his second straight weekly honor. 

For the second straight week, St. John’s basketball (11-7, 5-6 Big East) guard Posh Alexander was named as the Big East’s Freshman of the Week for the second straight week.

Alexander averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.5 steals while shooting 50.0-percent from the field and 37.5-percent from three-point range in two road victories over DePaul and Marquette.

The 6-foot, 205 pound Brooklyn, New York native now has been named as the Big East Freshman of the Week for the third time in his colligate career and has created more conversation around the Big East Freshman of the Year Award.

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Marquette freshman Dawson Garcia was the Preseason Big East Freshman of the Year and after two sub-par games, Alexander is closing in on the forward for the prestigious honor.

St. John’s has not seen a player win the Freshman of the Year Award since Moe Harkless and JaKarr Sampson won in back-to-back years in the 2011-12 and 2012-12 seasons, respectively.

Prior to those two years, the last St. John’s player to win the award was David Russell in 1979-1980, the first year of the award’s existence.

St. John’s basketball guard not the only player recognized by Big East

St. John’s women’s basketball (5-9, 2-7 Big East) guard Leilani Correa was named as the Big East Player of the Week after averaging 32.0 points per game as the Johnnies split its week with a loss to Villanova and a victory over Georgetown.

Men’s sophomore forward Julian Champagnie was named to the Big East Weekly Honor Roll for the second straight week, as well.

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Champagnie averaged 19.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game and shot 44.8-percent from the floor and a scorching 58.3-percent from three-point range.

The St. John’s men’s team will return to Queen to face No. 3 Villanova (11-1, 6-0 Big East) while the women’s program will remain on the road to face No. 3 UConn (11-1, 9-0 Big East) in Storrs.

Both games are scheduled for Wednesday evening.

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