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Big East Weekly Awards: Jalen Brunson named Player of the Week, Mitch Ballock Freshman of the Week

New week, new awards!

NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis Championship-Villanova vs Northern Iowa Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats junior Jalen Brunson and Creighton Bluejays freshman Mitch Ballock have been named the conference’s player and freshman of the week, respectively.

The Big East released the news Monday afternoon.

Brunson excelled in Villanova three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis, averaging 19.7 points per game en route to Villanova’s second Battle 4 Atlantis championship. Additionally, Brunson was named MVP of the tournament.

Ballock was a vital part of Creighton’s two wins this week, scoring 22 points off the bench in the Bluejays’ win over UCLA in Kansas City. He averaged 11 points per game for the entire week, and has proven to have a vital role on Greg McDermott’s squad.