Hoppie Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week; Singleton Lands on Weekly Honor Roll

Nov. 13, 2017

BIG EAST Release

Following one of the most impressive rookie debuts in recent memory, Qadashah Hoppie has been named the BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday. Additionally, senior Maya Singleton found a spot on the conference’s Weekly Honor Roll for her contributions in a 73-49 St. John’s win over St. Francis Brooklyn.

Hoppie, who was the highest-rated freshman in the league coming out of high school according to Prospect Nation, burst onto the scene with a 16-point effort in her collegiate debut. The last St. John’s rookie to score 15 or more points in their first taste of collegiate action was Shenneika Smith, who scored 17 points in her debut back in 2009.

Hoppie, a product of The Patrick School in New Jersey, hit six of her 13 tries from the floor including two of her four attempts from long distance. The Staten Island native also dished out three assists, rejected a pair of shots and brought down two rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

Singleton had a very productive night, grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds and chipping in 10 points. The Indian Head, Md., native also matched a career high with five rejections, leading the Red Storm to a total of 14 blocks, which tied the program record set back in 1990. Additionally, Singleton came away with a career-best five steals as the Johnnies forced 21 Terrier turnovers on the night.

Hoppie, Singleton and the rest of the Red Storm return to action on Friday, Nov. 17, when they host William & Mary at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.




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