Freshman guard James Akinjo was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on January 14, 2019. As the second time he brings home this honor, the conference stated:
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week - James Akinjo, Georgetown, G, Fr. – Akinjo averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. In a 96-90 double-overtime victory over Providence, he had 20 points and a collegiate-high nine assists. His 3-pointer with 10 seconds left in the first overtime forced the second extra period. For the season, the point guard is averaging 14.5 points and ranks third in the BIG EAST in assists with a 4.8 mark.
#BIGEASThoops Freshman of the Week - James Akinjo— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) January 14, 2019
➡️ Averaged 16.5 points, 7.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week
➡️ 20 points and a collegiate-high nine assists vs. PC
➡️ Clutch 3-pointer to send PC game to 2nd OT pic.twitter.com/z4vnXEAM2Q
With point guard play has come an improved @GeorgetownHoops offense. #Hoyas are averaging 87 PPG through 4 @BIGEASTMBB games. That all starts with James Akinjo. The freshman’s putting up 5.7 assists per game in league play. #Georgetown hosts #Marquette tomorrow.— John Fanta (@John_Fanta) January 14, 2019
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Georgetown Hoyas’ senior center, Jessie Govan, was also honored this week with a nomiation to the BIG EAST Honor Roll:
Jessie Govan, Georgetown, F, Sr. ... Averaged 30.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 1-1 week. Scored a career-high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots in a double OT win over Providence (96-90).
Georgetown's James Akinjo won his second BIG EAST Freshman of the Week.— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) January 14, 2019
Jessie Govan with another BIG EAST Honor Roll appearance for the Hoyas.
Georgetown hosts Marquette on Tuesday at 830 pm.
Updated Big East Player of the Year Race:— ...but really 15-0 (@yelbeeez) January 14, 2019
1. Markus Howard:
3. Myles Powell:
4. Jessie Govan:
T5. Max Strus & Phil Booth:
7. Alpha Diallo: #SJUBB
Seems like everyone, including the rest of the BIG EAST Conference, loved that Providence double-overtime win:
The Georgetown-Providence game had the most drama. The Hoyas forced overtime and then a second overtime with late 3-pointers by freshman guards and came away with a 96-90 victory at Capital One Arena. Mac McClung’s 3-pointer at the end of regulation tied the game 73-73. James Akinjo’s trey in the final seconds of the first overtime tied the game 86-86. Jessie Govan scored a game-high 33 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and four blocked shots. For the Friars, Alpha Diallo finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists. Nate Watson added 21 points and seven boards. The Hoyas are 2-2 in the BIG EAST while Providence is 0-3.
Hoyas fans and students provided Gtown with a home court advantage Saturday. #HoyaSaxa— Coach Adams (@TylerAdams0) January 14, 2019
FYI @DCHoyas: this applies to ALL home @GeorgetownHoops games while the shutdown continues. Any fed employee going w/out pay during the shutdown, come see our Hoyas play for FREE (ft. the two best freshmen in the @BIGEAST, Mac McClung & James Akinjo!)!— Georgetown U. in DC (@GeorgetownInDC) January 13, 2019