Harrison, Pointer named to All-Big East squad
Mar 11, 2015 | 8015 views | 0 0 comments | 151 151 recommendations | email to a friend | print
St. John’s seniors D’Angelo Harrison and Sir’Dominic Pointer each received All-Big East honors as announced Sunday by the league.

Harrison was named to the First Team for the second straight year after finishing second in the conference with a 17.8 scoring average. Pointer was selected to the Second Team with season averages of 13.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.0 steals.

It is the first time since 1999-2000 St. John’s had two players on the Big East First and Second Teams.

Harrison is the fifth player in St. John’s history to receive All-Big East First Team honors in multiple seasons, and the first since Marcus Hatten (2002 and 2003) to earn it in back-to-back years.

Harrison became only the third Johnnie to score over 2,000-points, while the 6-foot-4 guard also engraved his name in ninth place in the Big East record book with 1,178 career points in conference games.

Pointer was one of the most dynamic players in the conference this season ranking in the top-10 in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (7.6 rpg), blocks (2.5 bpg), steals (2.0 spg), assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6) and field goal shooting percentage (52.6 pct).

The 6-foot-6 swingman from Detroit started 30 of 31 appearances and had eight double-doubles, which were the second most in the conference. Pointer had the ninth highest scoring average in conference play with 14.7 points per game and he was fourth averaging 7.5 rebounds.

Pointer was also named the 2014-15 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year and earned the conference’s Most Improved Player Award.

Pointer created havoc for opponents all year on the defensive end. He finished the regular-season ranked third in the conference in both steals (2.0) and blocks (2.5), while grabbing 174 of his team-high 236 rebounds on the defensive glass. Pointer is fourth in the league averaging 5.6 defensive rebounds per game.

Pointer’s 77 rejections in 2014-15 are more than double the block totals he recorded in a season in his first three years at St. John’s. He posted three or more blocks in 14 games this season, including five contests with five or more swats. His eight blocks in the Red Storm’s victory over Creighton on Feb. 7 marked a career-high and matched teammate Chris Obekpa for the highest total in the conference this year.

St. John’s (21-10, 10-8) finished the regular-season red-hot, winning seven of the last nine games for the second straight year. The Red Storm will enter 2015 Big East Tournament as the No. 5 seed and was set to meet No. 4 Providence (21-10, 11-7) in the quarterfinals Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
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