Nov. 25, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. - St. John's junior guard Phil Greene IV was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the first time in his career, the conference announced on Monday.
Greene IV keyed the Red Storm to a 2-0 week, including a 67-63 win over Bucknell on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and a 64-54 victory over Monmouth on Friday, Nov. 22. He averaged 19.0 points per game across the two contests, connecting on 66.7 percent of his field goals (16-of-24), 50.0 percent from long range (4-of-8) and making a pair of free throws. He also contributed 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals for the week. Against the Bison, Greene IV scored 16 points to reach double-figures for first time this season and the 31st time in his career. He had 12 points in the second half alone, was 7-of-12 from the floor and 2-of-4 from long range. Following up that performance against the Hawks three days later, Greene IV recorded a career-best eight rebounds while finishing with a season-best 9-for-12 (.750) from the field for a season-high 22-point effort that included a clutch 3-ball from the corner with 1:04 to play.
Greene IV's 12.0 ppg season scoring average makes him one of three Red Storm players in double-figures and ranks him tied for 22nd among all BIG EAST players. His .613 field goal percentage paces the squad and ranks him seventh in the league, while his 44.4 success rate from long distance is rated eighth in the conference.
The award marks the first BIG EAST Weekly Honor for the Red Storm in the season's first three weeks.
Non-conference action continues with one final Pre-Thanksgiving contest at Carnesecca Arena. The Red Storm continues play with an on-campus game as part of the Barclays Center Classic presented by Continental Tire, taking on Longwood on Tuesday, Nov. 26, prior to St. John's second appearance in two seasons at the new Brooklyn Barclays Center on Friday.