For the second time this season, Providence's LaDontae Henton earned Player of the Week honors from the Big East after lifting the Friars to a 69-66 overtime victory over Xavier last Thursday, according to bigeast.com.
While the Friars played just one game last week, Henton was the undisputed star, dropping 24 points and ten rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field (9-18). The double-double marked Henton's third of the season, as well as his 12th-straight double-digit scoring performance in a row. The race for Big East Player of the Year is going to be tight this year, as there isn't a clear favorite, but Henton is certainly making his case known with his recent play.
In addition, Georgetown freshman Isaac Copeland earned Big East Rookie of the Week after a pair of big performances against Villanova and Marquette. The Hoyas gave Villanova their second conference loss of the season in a dominant 78-58 victory on Monday, and Copeland gave the team a huge boost off the bench with 17 points and six rebounds on an 5-6 shooting. The freshman forward then turned around and dropped 17 points again in Georgetown's overtime win against Marquette over the weekend, registering an additional six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal. After these two performances and a game-sealing three against Butler two weekends ago, Copeland has established himself as a key component of the Hoyas' rotation.
The Big East also recognized five additional players in this week's Weekly Honor Roll (in alphabetical order):
- Joshua Smith, Georgetown, C, Sr.
- Myles Davis, Xavier, G, So.
- Myke Henry, DePaul, F, Jr.
- Roosevelt Jones, Butler, G, Jr.
- Sir'Dominic Pointer, St. John's, G/F, Sr.