After standout performances against Villanova and St. John’s this weekend, Dante Harris was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week. Senior Jamorko Pickett made his first ever appearance on the Honor Roll.
BREAKING:@PCFriarsmbb's David Duke is the #BIGEASThoops Player of the Week after charging the Friars past TCU with a season-high 28 points@GeorgetownHoops Dante Harris is the #BIGEASThoops Freshman of the Week after he came up huge with a start, scoring 22 in the W over SJU. pic.twitter.com/sRFy6NR46g— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) December 14, 2020
The press release from the BIG EAST stated:
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Dante Harris, Georgetown, G, Fr. – Making the first start of his collegiate career, Harris scored a team-high 22 points and made three steals in a 97-94 overtime victory over St. John’s. Harris made 8-of-9 free throws while playing in a game-high 43 minutes. He averaged 12.0 points in a 2-1 week for the Hoyas.
Jamorko Pickett, Georgetown, F, Sr. – Averaged 14.0 points and 10.7 rebounds in a 2-1 week while shooting 62.1 percent from the floor and 55.6 percent from 3-point range. Posted two double-doubles.
Georgetown's Dante Harris is the Big East Freshman of the Week after scoring a team-high 22 points in a win over St. John's. In his 1st career start he played 43 mins— Bobby Bancroft (@BobbyBancroft) December 14, 2020
Jamorko Pickett made the Honor Roll after 2 dbl-dbls including a 19 point and 18 rebound effort vs Coppin State https://t.co/vWnXkwPg5W
Press Release from GUHoyas.com
Dante Harris Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week; Pickett on Honor Roll
WASHINGTON – Georgetown University men’s basketball freshman Dante Harris has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday. Additionally, senior Jamorko Pickett was selected to the league’s weekly honor roll. The accolades recognize their efforts in Georgetown’s three games last week in which the Hoyas went 2-1, including a 1-1 mark to start BIG EAST play.
This is the first career weekly award for Harris, who made his first career start on Sunday night in GU’s 97-94 overtime victory over St. John’s at McDonough Arena.
In three games last week, he averaged 12.0 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 2.0 apg while shooting 50 percent (12-24) from the floor and 40 percent (4-10) from 3-point range.
Against the Red Storm, Harris poured in a career-best 22 points to lead the Hoyas on 6-of-14 shooting while playing 43 minutes.
He hit 8-of-9 free throws, including three in the overtime period, while also contributing three rebounds, two assists and a team-high three steals.
Pickett earns his first career weekly honor roll appearance after averaging a double-double in GU’s three games last week with 14.0 ppg and 10.7 rpg to go along with five assists as well as a pair of blocks and steals.
He shot 62.1 percent (18-29) from the floor and connected on 55.6 percent (5-9) from beyond the arc.
In a win over Coppin State, Pickett recorded his first double-double of the season with 19 points, finishing 8-of-11 from the field, and a career-high 18 rebounds, which is the highest total in the BIG EAST this season.
He finished with another double-double against No. 9/6 Villanova on Friday night, scoring 16 points and pulling down 10 rebounds while hitting 7-of-11 shots.
UP NEXT FOR THE HOYAS
The Hoyas will head out on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Queens, N.Y. for a matchup against St. John’s on Sunday, December 20. Tipoff at the Red Storm’s Carnesecca Arena is set for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on FS1.
Here are some highlights from the St. John’s game where Dante Harris shined:
We've got #BIGEASThoops Highlights! @GeorgetownHoops and @StJohnsBBall provided for yet another classic in their storied rivalry, with the Hoyas finding a way in overtime. pic.twitter.com/5FpYcEw7So— #BIGEASThoops (@BIGEASTMBB) December 14, 2020
Of course, fans expect more of these honors from both Harris and Pickett.