Dec. 3, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - For the third-straight week, St. John's sophomore guard D'Angelo Harrison, the BIG EAST Conference's second-leading scorer and the No. 12 scorer in all of NCAA Division I basketball, was named to the BIG EAST's Weekly Honor Roll, announced by the conference on Monday.
The weekly honor is the fifth of Harrison's career, as the sharpshooter was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll last week on Nov. 26 and the week prior on Nov. 19. He was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 9, 2012, and received his first weekly conference honor roll mention on Feb. 6 of last season.
A preseason All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, Harrison is currently the league's second-leading scorer at 21.8 points per game, and his 83.7 percent success rate at the free throw line ranks tied for sixth among all BIG EAST players. Harrison's 2.5 made 3-pointers per game are fifth in the conference, he holds the team lead and is listed 11th in the league with a 1.9 steals per game average, and his 33.9 minutes per game rank 10th in the conference. He is currently firing at a 45.4 percent clip from the field and a 37.7 mark from beyond the arc.
Harrison has reached the 20-point plateau in seven of St. John's first eight games and totals 18 20-point efforts in his Red Storm career. His season-high of 27 points came in STJ's Charleston Classic loss to Murray State (Nov. 16).
Harrison is St. John's top returning scorer, having averaged 17.0 points per game in his inaugural campaign while setting a new Red Storm freshman scoring record with 544 points. The sophomore sharpshooter, who was a BIG EAST All-Rookie selection and a MBWA Second Team honoree a season ago, also established a new St. John's single-season 3-point record with 76 treys. His 2.72 made 3-pointers per BIG EAST contest in 2011-12 tied for first with Bryce Cotton of Providence and his .402 mark from long-distance in league contests ranked fifth in the BIG EAST.
St. John's is in San Francisco for a Dec. 4 clash at War Memorial Gym that tips at 10 p.m. E.T. The contest will air in the New York area on SNY. Head coach Steve Lavin's father, Cap Lavin, was a standout at USF from 1949-52 under two Naismith Hall of Fame coaches, Pete Newell and Phil Woolpert. Cap Lavin is a member of the Dons Hall of Fame and will be honored in a special ceremony Tuesday at USF, along with the Dons' NCAA and NIT championship teams.