LaDontae Henton keeps racking up the weekly honors. This now makes CBSSports.com, College Basketball Talk, ESPN.com’s Andy Katz as outlets that have called Henton their player of the week. Here is the full release of Big East weekly awards from the conference:
NEW YORK – Providence forward LaDontae Henton, who led the Friars to the title of the Hall of Fame Classic, was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. Xavier guard Trevon Bluiett was named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week after helping the Musketeers to a 3-0 start this season.
BIG EAST PLAYER OF THE WEEK LaDontae Henton, Providence, F, Sr. Henton helped the Friars start 5-0 and win the Hall of Fame Classic title by averaging 23.4 points and 5.8 rebounds. He shot 56.4 percent from the field. On Sunday, he poured in a career-high 38 points and hit the winning free throws with 14 seconds left in a 75-74 win over Notre Dame in the championship game. On Saturday, Henton had 24 points and 10 rebounds in an 80-54 victory over Florida State.
BIG EAST ROOKIE OF THE WEEK Trevon Bluiett, Xavier, F, Fr. Bluiett averaged 18.0 points and 5.3 rebounds while shooting 67.9 percent from the floor in a 3-0 start for Xavier. His top scoring output was 20 points in a 97-74 win against Long Beach State. He leads the team in scoring, steals (1.3) and free throw percentage (.917).
BIG EAST Honor Roll Kellen Dunham, Butler, G, Jr. Averaged 19.0 points and shot 66.7 percent from 3-point range in a 3-0 start for the Bulldogs.
Isaiah Zierden, Creighton, G, So. Averaged 16.3 points and made a league-leading 14 3-pointers in a 4-0 start.
Joshua Smith, Georgetown, C, Sr. Helped the Hoyas to a 3-0 start by averaging 17.3 points and 8.3 rebounds.
Sterling Gibbs, Seton Hall, G, Jr. Averaged 16.0 points while helping the Pirates to a 3-0 start and two wins at the Paradise Jam.
Matt Stainbrook, Xavier, C, Sr. Averaged 16.3 points and 7.3 rebounds in a 3-0 start. He leads the league in field goal shooting at 86.4 percent.