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PRIMO PERFORMANCE: Georgetown’s Spears Named to BIG EAST Honor Roll

Spears dropped 21 and 25 points, respectively, at SJU and against DePaul

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The sophomore point guard of the Georgetown Hoyas, Primo Spears, was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. The award is his second honor roll of the season. In the win against DePaul, Spears scored 21 points on 7-17 shooting with 6 assists and making 7 of 11 free throws. In the close loss at St. John’s, Spears scored 25 points on 10 for 19 shooting, including making 4 of 6 three-point attempts.

Spears played all 40 minutes in both games and had only 5 turnovers between the two games (2 @SJU, 3 DePaul).

As of today, Spears leads the conference in total points (377) and points per game (17.1).

Currently, Primo leads the conference in minutes (824) and minutes per game (37.5) and is second in total assists (118) and assists per game (5.4).

Spears has been scoring very well lately and was robbed of any accolades the prior week, presumably due to the team’s losses. Against Villanova, Spears scored 19 points (8-13 FGs) and then dropped 37 points (15-31) at Xavier with 11 assists.

Spears’ speed is a problem for every matchup and he is unparalleled in the open floor within the conference. His jump shot from the elbow has been very reliable lately.

Press Release from GUHOYAS:
Primo Spears Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll

WASHINGTON – Georgetown men’s basketball sophomore guard Primo Spears was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday as announced by the league office in New York. It is the second honor roll nod of the season for the product out of Hartford, Connecticut.


  • Spears led the Hoyas with 23.0 ppg and 4.0 apg in a 1-1 week for the Blue & Gray.
  • The sophomore tallied a squad-best 21 points on seven made field goals to go along with a squad-best six assists.
  • At St. John’s, he recorded a game-best 25 points on 10 made field goals while dishing out a pair of assists and managed a steal on the day.
  • He has led the Blue & Gray in scoring 13 times in 22 games on the season.
  • For the season, he is averaging a squad-best 17.1 ppg while dishing out a team-leading 5.4 apg. In league action, the sophomore continues to average 17.1 ppg and is handing out 5.8 apg.
  • This is the second nod to the honor roll of the year for Spears.


The Blue & Gray returns home for a matchup against the Creighton University Bluejays on Wednesday, February 1 at Capital One Arena. Tipoff in the District is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network with Tom McCarthy calling the play-by-play and Chris Walker providing analysis. Fans can hear the radio call of Rich Chvotkin, in his 49th season as the Voice of the Hoyas, locally on 99.1 FM and nationally on Sirius XM 381.

Press Release from BIG EAST:
Marquette’s Kolek, St. John’s Storr Take Weekly Honors

NEW YORK – Marquette guard Tyler Kolek has been tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week and St. John’s AJ Storr has been named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week. Kolek just missed a triple-double while leading the Golden Eagles to a road win against DePaul. Storr nailed a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds to beat Georgetown.

BIG EAST Player of the Week

Tyler Kolek, Marquette, G, So. – Kolek directed Marquette to an 89-69 victory at DePaul by posting 24 points, 10 assists, nine rebounds and three steals, just missing a triple-double. The point guard shot 9-of-14 from the floor and 4-of-6 from 3-point range. He leads the BIG EAST and ranks third nationally in assists with an 8.0 mark.

BIG EAST Freshman of the Week

AJ Storr, St. John’s, G, Fr. – Storr averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 1-1 week. He hit the winning basket in a 75-73 win over Georgetown on a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds remaining. Storr, who takes Freshman honors for the second time in the last three weeks, scored a career-high 23 points in a 104-76 defeat at Creighton.

BIG EAST Honor Roll

Ryan Nembhard, Creighton, G, So. – Averaged 13.5 points, 7.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Had 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a win against Xavier (84-67).

Primo Spears, Georgetown, G, So. – In a 1-1 week, averaged 23.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. Had 21 points and six assists in a victory against DePaul (81-76).

David Joplin, Marquette, F, So. — Scored a career-high 28 points in 24 minutes off the bench in a win at DePaul (89-69). Made 8-of-11 from beyond the arc.

Jared Bynum, Providence, G, Gr. – In a 2-0 week, averaged 11.5 points and 4.0 assists. In a win at Villanova (70-65) he scored 17 points in the final 10:42 on 6-of-6 shooting.

Colby Jones, Xavier, G, Jr. – Averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in a win at UConn (82-79) and a loss at Creighton (84-67).

Congrats, Primo! Keep it up! HOYA SAXA!