Straight Away Jae.
26.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.5 assists on 64.5% shooting.
That's a MAN'S set of stats, and that's how Marquette senior forward Jae Crowder won the Big East's Player Of The Week award for the second straight week. No player in the Big East has managed to win the award on consecutive weeks.
Crowder's been worthy of All-Big East First Team recognition all season, but down the stretch of the season, he's made it clear to anyone watching that he's deserving of being named Big East Player Of The Year. The Absolut Weapon has lived up to his nickname, averaging 26.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists in Marquette's last four games while shooting a completely absurd 62.1% from the field.
As recently as two weeks ago, Crowder wasn't on pace to break the 1,000 point barrier. In fact, I actually wrote "It's going to take either a few more outbursts like his 23 point showing against Cincinnati or a couple of deep tournament runs to get Crowder to become the 44th player in Marquette history with 1,000 points." Well, Crowder's 26 points against West Virginia on Friday was the LOWEST output he's had since I wrote that. He now has 939 points for his career and appears ready to blast past the 1,000 point mark with ease.
As for the rest of the awards, Moe Harkless (F, St. John's) was named Rookie Of The Week and Jeremy Lamb (G/F, Connecticut), LaDontae Henton (F, Providence), Jordan Theodore (G, Seton Hall), Anthony Collins (G, South Florida), and Kris Joseph (F, Syracuse) were named to the Weekly Honor Roll.