Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
West Virginia senior forward Kevin Jones of Mount Vernon, N.Y., was named the Big East player of the week, and UConn freshman Andre Drummond was named Rookie of the Week.
Jones averaged 23 points and 14.7 rebounds in games last week against Tennessee Tech, Missouri State and Baylor in the Las Vegas Classic.
Jones moved past Seton Hall senior forward Herb Pope into the Big East lead in both scoring (21.0 ppg) and rebounding (11.9 rpg) for the season.
Drummond was tabbed as Big East Rookie of the Week for the second straight week and the third time this season as he scored 16 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go with nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks in Connecticut’s only game of the week, a 79-71 win against Fairfield. Drummond, who has made 25 of his last 29 field goal attempts, is averaging 9.7 points and 6.2 rebounds for the Huskies.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
KEVIN JONES, West Virginia, F, Sr.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
ANDRE DRUMMOND, Connecticut, C, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
Shabazz Napier, Connecticut, G, So.
Scored 24 points with six rebounds, five assists and two steals in a 79-71 win against Fairfield.
Jack Cooley, Notre Dame, F, Jr.
Scored 19 points, going 7-of-7 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line, in a win against Sacred Heart.
Kyle Kuric, Louisville, F, Sr.
Averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals, shooting 52.2 percent from the field in wins against College of Charleston and Western Kentucky.
Vincent Council, Providence, G, Jr.
Averaged 16.0 points, 9.0 assists and 7.0 rebounds in wins against New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Jordan Theodore, Seton Hall, F, Sr.
Averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 assists in road wins against Dayton and
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.