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Jahvon Blair Earns Back-to-Back BIG EAST Honors

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The “Blair Swish Project” has been heating up and the conference is taking note...

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Jahvon Blair has been named to the the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the second week in a row, per BIGEAST.com:

Jahvon Blair, Georgetown, G, Jr.

Averaged 24.0 points in a 1-1 week while playing all 80 minutes in the two contests. Had a career-high 30 points in a win against DePaul (76-72).

Juggy Blair joins Kamar Baldwin, Butler, G, Sr., Damien Jefferson, Creighton, F, Jr., Brendon Bailey, Marquette, F, Sr., and Tyrique Jones, Xavier, F, Sr. on this week’s Honor Roll, as well as player of the week Myles Powell and freshman of the week Ky Ky Tandy.

Blair has certainly stepped up recently in absence of Mac McClung and become the primary aggressor on the offensive end. One can easily identify where in the conference schedule his minutes were boosted:

2019-20 Game Log Table
Rk Date School Opponent Type GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL TOV PF PTS
13 2019-12-31 Georgetown @ Providence REG L 1 31 3 14 .214 0 6 .000 3 8 .375 1 1 1.000 5 3 2 2 4 10
14 2020-01-03 Georgetown @ Seton Hall REG L 0 21 3 7 .429 2 2 1.000 1 5 .200 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 7
15 2020-01-08 Georgetown St. John's (NY) REG W 0 16 2 6 .333 1 3 .333 1 3 .333 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 5
16 2020-01-11 Georgetown @ Villanova REG L 0 26 3 8 .375 2 4 .500 1 4 .250 2 2 1.000 1 0 0 1 2 9
17 2020-01-15 Georgetown Creighton REG W 0 23 4 9 .444 2 5 .400 2 4 .500 2 3 .667 3 0 0 2 0 12
18 2020-01-18 Georgetown Marquette REG L 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 1.000 2 1 0 0 1 3
19 2020-01-22 Georgetown @ Xavier REG L 0 25 2 6 .333 0 0 2 6 .333 1 2 .500 2 0 0 1 1 7
20 2020-01-28 Georgetown Butler REG L 0 26 3 4 .750 1 1 1.000 2 3 .667 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 8
21 2020-02-02 Georgetown @ St. John's (NY) REG W 1 40 9 19 .474 4 8 .500 5 11 .455 0 1 .000 3 5 1 2 0 23
22 2020-02-05 Georgetown Seton Hall REG L 1 40 4 16 .250 3 7 .429 1 9 .111 9 9 1.000 4 1 0 0 1 18
23 2020-02-08 Georgetown DePaul REG W 1 40 11 18 .611 7 8 .875 4 10 .400 4 5 .800 4 2 1 1 1 30
23 Games 4 508 72 182 .396 30 63 .476 42 119 .353 36 42 .857 59 37 14 25 24 222
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/10/2020.

Some Career Numbers

For some Hoyas fans, Blair’s recent output is a surprise, while others remember the results of his freshman year.

Conference Per Game Table
Season School G GS MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST TOV PF PTS
2017-18 Georgetown 18 1 23.1 2.8 8.7 .321 0.9 3.1 .309 1.8 5.6 .327 2.8 3.2 .877 2.1 1.7 1.6 0.9 10.2
2018-19 Georgetown 18 0 10.9 1.1 3.1 .345 0.2 0.5 .444 0.8 2.6 .326 0.3 0.5 .667 1.3 1.1 0.4 0.6 3.3
2019-20 Georgetown 11 4 27.9 4.0 9.7 .411 2.0 4.0 .500 2.0 5.7 .349 2.0 2.4 .846 2.7 1.8 1.0 1.3 12.0
Career Georgetown 47 5 19.6 2.4 6.8 .355 0.9 2.3 .398 1.5 4.5 .333 1.7 2.0 .848 1.9 1.5 1.0 0.9 8.0
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/10/2020.

Freshman Year

Similar to this season, those numbers of his hot streaks, and Ewing having not much a choice but to give Juggy the green light:

2017-18 Game Log Table
Rk Date School Opponent Type MP FG FGA FG% 2P 2PA 2P% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% TRB AST STL TOV PF PTS
12 2017-12-27 Georgetown Butler REG L 26 3 11 .273 3 7 .429 0 4 .000 11 12 .917 2 3 0 4 2 17
13 2017-12-30 Georgetown @ Marquette REG L 9 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0
14 2018-01-02 Georgetown @ DePaul REG W 20 4 10 .400 1 2 .500 3 8 .375 4 4 1.000 2 1 0 1 1 15
15 2018-01-06 Georgetown Creighton REG L 21 3 12 .250 2 6 .333 1 6 .167 1 1 1.000 3 1 0 2 0 8
16 2018-01-09 Georgetown @ St. John's (NY) REG W 28 2 8 .250 1 3 .333 1 5 .200 4 6 .667 3 2 1 2 2 9
17 2018-01-13 Georgetown @ Seton Hall REG L 30 4 11 .364 2 6 .333 2 5 .400 1 2 .500 4 0 0 2 2 11
18 2018-01-17 Georgetown Villanova REG L 19 3 11 .273 2 5 .400 1 6 .167 1 1 1.000 2 1 1 3 0 8
19 2018-01-20 Georgetown St. John's (NY) REG W 34 4 10 .400 0 3 .000 4 7 .571 3 3 1.000 1 1 0 1 1 15
20 2018-01-24 Georgetown DePaul REG L 23 2 8 .250 1 2 .500 1 6 .167 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 5
21 2018-01-27 Georgetown @ Creighton REG L 26 6 15 .400 1 3 .333 5 12 .417 4 4 1.000 4 3 1 2 2 21
22 2018-02-03 Georgetown @ Xavier REG L 24 5 11 .455 0 1 .000 5 10 .500 4 4 1.000 1 2 0 2 1 19
23 2018-02-06 Georgetown @ Providence REG L 27 2 7 .286 0 1 .000 2 6 .333 2 2 1.000 1 2 0 1 1 8
24 2018-02-10 Georgetown Seton Hall REG W 20 2 6 .333 2 3 .667 0 3 .000 3 3 1.000 2 3 0 3 1 7
25 2018-02-13 Georgetown @ Butler REG W 20 0 5 .000 0 2 .000 0 3 .000 1 2 .500 1 1 0 0 0 1
26 2018-02-21 Georgetown Xavier REG L 23 3 10 .300 1 5 .200 2 5 .400 4 5 .800 3 1 1 0 1 12
27 2018-02-24 Georgetown Providence REG L 22 1 6 .167 0 2 .000 1 4 .250 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 3
28 2018-02-26 Georgetown Marquette REG L 20 3 5 .600 0 0 3 5 .600 7 8 .875 1 3 0 2 0 16
29 2018-03-03 Georgetown @ Villanova REG L 24 3 9 .333 1 3 .333 2 6 .333 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 8
30 2018-03-07 Georgetown N St. John's (NY) CTOURN L 26 0 6 .000 0 0 0 6 .000 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0
30 Games 645 81 244 .332 32 92 .348 49 152 .322 60 70 .857 65 52 12 44 32 271
Provided by CBB at Sports Reference: View Original Table
Generated 2/10/2020.

Outlook

Blair has set his career high scoring twice in three games. This season, especially recently, Blair has focused on reducing turnovers and working within the offense. Blair only had 3 turnovers in the past three games, and his 5 assists against St. John’s more than made up for his 2 turnovers that game (not to mention the 5 threes).

Blair is more than just a three-pointer sniper coming off the bench as his increased minutes have demonstrated. In particular, Blair’s drawing of free throws creates opportunity for points and gets opponents in foul trouble. For instance, even with Blair shooting 1-9 3PT against Seton Hall, Blair’s 9-9 from the line was the primary answer to Seton Hall’s rim protectors.

Everyone loves when Juggy is swishing from the outside, but there’s more to his game. Blair’s likely in the 30+ minute range from here on out, and if he can continue to use the charity stripe to drive even his coldest of shooting nights, Hoyas fans will be grateful.