Ponds Named To NABC All-District Second Team

(Shamorie Ponds against Villanova on January 13 – @StJohnsBball)

The accolades keep pouring in for St. John’s sophomore guard Shamorie Ponds.

Last week, he was named to the All-Big East First Team and USBWA All-District Team honors.

Ponds has now been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-District Second Team for the second-straight season.

A 6-foot-1 guard from Brooklyn, Ponds led the Big East in scoring (21.6 ppg) and steals (2.3 spg) during the regular season while also finishing top-5 in the conference in assists (4.7 apg).

Ponds led the Red Storm in scoring in 21 of his 30 appearances in 2017-18, including a Carnesecca Arena/Alumni Hall record 44 points in a win over Marquette on February 10. He recorded double-figures 27 times with 16 20-point efforts and six 30-point outbursts.

Over the course of the season, Ponds was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll seven times and collected a pair of the conference’s Player of the Week awards suring his stirring run in February.

Ponds shined the brightest during St. John’s four-game win streak, as the second-year Johnnie averaged 32.2 points and 5.0 assists in victories over No. 4/5 Duke on February 3, No. 1/1 Villanova on Feb. 7, Marquette on Feb. 10, and DePaul on Feb. 10.

During the two-week hot stretch, Ponds received National Player of the Week recognition from the USBWA, Atlanta Tipoff Club and NCAA.com’s Andy Katz.

Ponds finished the campaign with 647 points, the most ever by a St. John’s sophomore and eighth-highest scoring total on the program’s single season list.

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