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Big East Blog | John Kluepfel

Mon, 03/14/2016
Player of the Year Kris Dunn Providence Kris DunnThis blog may as well be renamed Everybody Loves Kris what with all of the praise Kris Dunn has received this season. Many thought that Dunn should have gone to the draft last year and was projected as a potential lottery pick; instead, he chose to...
Tue, 02/09/2016
Player of the Week Ben Bentil, Providence Ben BentilBentil is one of the more surprising stories in the Big East. Although he had a mostly lackluster freshman season at Providence, averaging a little more than six points a game, Bentil has made a huge jump as a sophomore, averaging almost 20...
Sun, 12/06/2015
Player of the Week Kris Dunn Providence Kris DunnA National Player of the Year candidate, Dunn boasts a stat line that matches up with the best players in the country. 18.6 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 7.6 APG, 1.0 BPG and 3.6 SPG on 47.3% from the field, Dunn is only shooting 25% from 3 but shot 35.1% from...
Tue, 03/10/2015
Player of the Week DVauntes Smith Rivera - No. 23 Georgetown (G, Jr., 6-3, 214, Indianapolis, Ind.) D'Vauntes Smith-RiveraSmith-Rivera’s game-high 29 points were not enough, as the Georgetown Hoyas fell to St. John’s 81-70 at Madison Square Garden. He was 10-for-21 shooting from the...
Wed, 03/04/2015
Player of the Week SirDominic Pointer - St. John’s (G, Sr., 6-6, 196, Detroit, Mich.) Sir'Dominic PointerFinally! Pointer has cracked my top spot as the Big East Player of the Week. With the way he’s been filling up the box score all season (especially since the start of 2015), it...
Wed, 02/25/2015
Player of the Week Darrun Hilliard II - No. 6 Villanova (G, Sr., 6-6, 215, Bethlehem, Pa.) Darrun Hilliard IIIn Villanova’s 68-65 win over No. 18 Butler, Darrun Hilliard II provided his usual contributions and then some, finishing with a career-high 31 points, a team-high eight rebounds,...
Sun, 02/15/2015
Player of the Week DAngelo Harrison - St. John’s (G, Sr., 6-4, 204, Missouri City, Texas) D'Angelo AlexanderHarrison, who became the third St. John’s player to score 2,000 points in the previous game and was honored before tip-off, recorded his 100th career double-double with 21...
Sun, 02/08/2015
Player of the Week Kris Dunn - Providence (G, So., 6-3, 205, New London, Ct.) Kris DunnThe sophomore guard exploded for 27 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Friars to an 83-72 win over DePaul. He shot 10-for-15 from the floor and added three steals and one block. According to The...
Tue, 02/03/2015
Player of the Week Matt Stainbrook - Xavier (C, Sr., 6-10, 270, Bay Village, OH) Matt StainbrookXavier began its week with a tough-to-swallow 69-66 overtime road loss to Providence. Along with the play of teammates Myles Davis and Jalen Reynolds, Stainbrook was a key reason why the Musketeers...
Tue, 01/27/2015
Player of the Week Roosevelt Jones - Butler (F, Jr., 6-4, 227, O-Fallon, Ill.) Roosevelt JonesJones turned in two solid performances this week for a Butler team that had many of its starters and key reserves struggle. The Bulldogs began the week with a heartbreaking two-point loss at the hands of...