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Phil-ing It Up

Player of the Week

Phil Booth, G, Senior, Villanova Wildcats

Phil BoothPhil BoothLike many figured, it was only a matter of time before the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats found their footing after a rocky start to the season. Phil Booth hasn’t been the only reason for their resurgence, but he has been a huge part. Especially as of late.

Olujobi's Fruitful Return to Big Apple

Player of the Week

Femi Olujobi, F, Senior, DePaul Blue Demons

Hardwood Whiz Kid

Player of the Week

Markus Howard, G, Junior, Marquette Golden Eagles

Marcus HowardMarcus HowardIt’s like a broken record to put Howard here at this spot again. But it’s necessary. And rightfully so after what Howard did on Wednesday.

Strus Relief

Player of the Week

Max Strus, Senior, G, DePaul Blue Demons

Max StrusMax StrusIt’s been quite a senior sendoff for the 6-6 guard from Hickory Hills, Illinois. Last Friday’s performance against UIC made it quite clear that he is going to be tough to stop this season.

Pride of a Nation

Player of the Week

Rui Hachimura, Junior, F, Gonzaga Bulldogs

Rui HachimuraRui HachimuraWho doesn’t love some Rui, "pronounced Ru-E"? Hachimura has been the best "mid-major" college player this season to date. A model of consistency, Hachimura has scored 17 or more points in every game this season, reaching seven out of eleven with at least 20 points and opened the season with 33 points.

I Can See for Myles & Myles

Players of the Week

The Myles’

Myles Cale and Myles Powell

Myles Cale and Myles PowellMyles Cale and Myles PowellThe Seton Hall Pirates had lost a lot of talent from 2017-2018 and were sitting middle of the pack on Saturday when they took on Kentucky in the Citi Hoops Classic in the Garden. Thanks to the heroics and stellar play of two players, Seton Hall got an 84-83 win over the No. 9 ranked Wildcats.

True Marksman

Player of the Week

Markus Howard, G, Junior, Marquette Golden Eagles

Markus HowardMarkus HowardFor the second time on this young Big East season, Markus Howard dazzled enough to make Player of the Week. And it’s really no surprise.

Cats Back on Track

Player of the Week

Dhamir Cosby Roundtree, F, Sophomore, Villanova Wildcats

Dhamir Cosby-RoundtreeDhamir Cosby-RoundtreeOverall, it was kind of a slow week of Big East basketball. With multiple teams playing in neutral site tournaments over the past week and weekend, many teams had breaks from the start of the week all the way to the weekend. But with those tournaments brought some Big East champions, like St. John’s, Creighton and Butler.

Bird of Paradise

Player of the Week

TyShon Alexander, G, Sophomore, Creighton Bluejays

Ty-Shon AlexanderTy-Shon AlexanderComing in at the top this week in the Big East is Creighton’s Ty-Shon Alexander. Alexander erupted this past week for the Bluejays, leading them to the Cayman Island Classic title.

Scoring Machine

With just a little over a week in the books for the Big East, there are many takeaways. Each team has at least two games played and many things happened that were expected, surprising and flat out amazing. With such a small sample size thus far, it’s tough to distinguish many player’s performances from the others, but here are the biggest takeaways from the first week.

Player of the Week

Markus Howard, G, Junior, Marquette Golden Eagles

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