NEW YORK – (Report from Official Conference news release) – Butler forward Kelan Martin and Villanova freshman Omari Spellman earned the 2017-18 season’s first weekly basketball awards. Martin, a preseason All-BIG EAST First Team selection, was named BIG EAST Player of the Week. Spellman, the BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year, was selected BIG EAST Freshman of the Week.
BIG EAST Player of the Week
Kelan Martin, Butler, F, Sr. – Martin scored 20 points in each of his first two games and averaged 11.5 rebounds in a pair of Bulldog victories. On Sunday night, the senior forward pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds to go with his 20 points in an 85-75 win over Ivy League champion Princeton. Martin had 20 points and nine rebounds in an 82-64 victory over Kennesaw State.
Logo-esque Kelan Martin
BIG EAST Freshman of the Week
Omari Spellman, Villanova, F, Fr.
Spellman posted a double-double in his first collegiate game with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-60 victory against Columbia. Spellman recorded his double-double in just 23 minutes of playing time