Fuquan Edwin, JaKarr Sampson named Big East Players of the Week

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Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin earned Big East Player of the Week honors on Monday after helping the Pirates to a 2-0 week. St. John's JaKarr Sampson was named Big East Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

Seton Hall's Fuquan Edwin was named the Big East Player of the Week on Monday while St. John's JaKarr Sampson earned Rookie of the Week honors.

The Seton Hall Pirates won both of their games this week and Edwin was a major part of that, averaging 23 points and 8.5 rebounds in the two games. Edwin was key in the Pirates' comeback victory over Wake Forest, scoring 17 points in the second half of the 71-67 victory. The junior posted a double-double earlier in the week with 22 points and 10 rebounds against NJIT.

Sampson's Rookie of the Week honor was his second of the season. The St. John's forward averaged 19 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Red Storm split their two games this week. Sampson stuffed the box score in the Red Storm's 58-47 victory over Fordham on Saturday, scoring 16 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, blocking three shots and recording three steals.

Seton Hall's next action is Sunday, Dec. 16 against North Carolina A&T. St John's faces St. Francis on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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