PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The BIG EAST Conference has named Georgetown forward Otto Porter and Connecticut guard Omar Calhoun the winners of the league's weekly men's basketball honors for the week-ending Feb. 17.
Porter, who was named BIG EAST Player of the Week was the team leader in a pair of victories that put the Hoyas in a first-place tie in the BIG EAST standings. He started the week with 21 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals in a 63-55 win over No. 18/20 Marquette and followed that with 16 points and seven boards in a 63-55 triumph at Cincinnati. He was 7-of-7 from the foul line. For the week, Porter averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds.
Calhoun wins BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors for the second time this season after averaging 15.5 ppg in a 1-1 week. He posted team highs of 15 points and six rebounds in a 66-58 win against No. 6/7 Syracuse. Calhoun recorded 16 points and a team-high six rebounds in a 70-61 loss to Villanova. For the season, Calhoun is averaging 11.5 ppg.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
OTTO PORTER, Georgetown, F, So.
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
OMAR CALHOUN, Connecticut, G, Fr.
BIG EAST Honor Roll
JAQUON PARKER, Cincinnati, G, Sr.
Averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. Scored 19 points in a win over Villanova.
RUSS SMITH, Louisville, G, Jr.
Averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in a 2-0 week. Made 19-of-21 free throws.
KADEEM BATTS, Providence, F, Jr.
Averaged 22.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week. Posted 24 points and six boards in a victory at USF.
MYLES MACK, Rutgers, G, So.
Scored a career-high 28 points in a loss at DePaul and averaged 19.0 points in a 1-1 week.
BRANDON TRICHE, Syracuse, G, Sr.
Scored a career-high 29 points in a win at Seton Hall. Averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 boards and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week.