Creighton freshman center Justin Patton has been named the BIG EAST freshman of the week. It is the third time the Omaha native was won the award.
Patton led Creighton to a 2-0 week on the road with team-high averages of 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game.
Patton’s week started with a season-high 25 points to go with nine rebounds, a season-high four assists, a block and a steal in a road win at St. John’s. Patton sank 11-of-14 shot attempts, including five dunks, as Creighton never trailed.
On Saturday at Providence, Patton delivered 20 points and six rebounds while matching his career-high with three blocked shots. Patton converted 9-of-13 shots from the floor, including three more dunks, and was 2-of-3 at the charity stripe.