JaKarr Sampson Named Big East Rookie Of The Week For Fourth Time


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For the fourth time this season, JaKarr Sampson of the St. John’s Red Storm has been named the Big East Rookie of the Week.

Sampson had a team high 17 points in the St. John’s upset over #20 Notre Dame. He added 4 rebounds as well as 1 assist, steal, and block in the win over the Irish.

Against DePaul, Sampson chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds. He played a strong defensive game committing zero fouls while pitching in a block as the Storm beat the Blue Demons.

Currently Sampson leads all Big East freshman in scoring and rebounding per game, averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds a night.

Last year, Moe Harkless won the award twice for St. John’s before going on to be named Big East Rookie of the Year. At this pace, the accolade could be a lock for Sampson.

Sampson will go for his fifth honor this week as the Red Storm head to New Jersey to face Rutgers, January 23 at the Louis Brown Athletic Center.