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Markus Howard named Big East Player of the Week, Jahvon Blair named Big East Freshman of the Week

I mean, duh.

NCAA Basketball: Marquette at Providence Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Big East announced its weekly awards on Monday afternoon, and you’ll never believe who was named Player of the Week!

Marquette sophomore guard Markus Howard took home the award after quite a big week. Howard had a Big East record tying 52 points in Marquette’s win over Providence, and set the new Big East record with 11 three-pointers in that game. He followed it up with a 37 point showing in the Golden Eagles’ loss to Villanova. Howard is leading the Big East in scoring at 23.5 points per game this year. If he can keep that up for the rest of the season, he would be just the second Marquette player to ever average more than 23 points per game in a season.

Meanwhile, Georgetown freshman guard Jahvon Blair had a strong showing in the Hoyas’ victory over DePaul, recording 15 points off the bench. He had an additional eight points in Georgetown’s loss to Creighton.