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Player of the Week

Jessie Govan, C, Junior, Georgetown Hoyas

Jessie GovanJessie GovanYou would have been hard pressed to tell me before the season that this early, if at all in the year, a Georgetown Hoya would be getting top player honors one week. Jessie Govan is absolutely deserving of the honor, though.

Golden Eye

Player of the Week

Markus Howard, G, Sophomore, Marquette Golden Eagles

Markus HowardMarkus HowardFor the second straight week, a Golden Eagle shows up on the blog for all the right reasons. Marquette had the conference’s top offense last season and led the nation in three-point shooting. Their leader in threes last season, who hit an amazing 55% on the season (82-of-150) was Howard and he is picking up right where he left off.

Reigning in the Bahamas

Player of the Week

Mikal Bridges, F, Junior, Villanova Wildcats

Mikal BridgesMikal BridgesVillanova is sitting at 6-0 early in the season, they just defeated Northern Iowa to win the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament Title, and they are expected to move up from their No. 5 ranking with Arizona losing twice in two days. A huge part of their success has been junior forward and NBA hopeful Mikal Bridges.

X-Factor

It’s still so early in the season, just about a week in yet, and most of the country has a small sample size to watch from. However, there were plenty of takeaways in the Big East after the first week of basketball and many of the usual suspects played like they were supposed to.

Player of the Week

Trevon Bluiett, G, Senior, Xavier Musketeers

Consummate Leader

Player of the Week

Jimmy Hall, F, Senior, Kent State Golden Flashes

Nevada's Eminem

Player of the Week

Marcus Marshall, G, Senior, Nevada Wolf Pack

Punching Their Ticket

Player of the Week

Justin Robinson, G, Senior, Monmouth Hawks

Mustang Semi

Player of the Week

Semi Ojeleye, F, Junior, SMU Mustangs

Keene Machine

Player of the Week

Marcus Keene, G, Junior, Central Michigan Chippewas

Zags' Maestro

Player of the Week

Nigel Williams Goss, G, Junior, Gonzaga Bulldogs

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