Xavier’s Zach Freemantle once again named Big East Player of the Week

Zach Freemantle with a hook shot (courtesy Xavier Athletics)

Freemantle has earned four BIG EAST weekly awards this season.


CINCINNATI — Xavier University senior Zach Freemantle has been named BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week after scoring a season-high 29 points, one shy of his career high, to go with 11 rebounds, four assists, one steal and no turnovers at Villanova on Jan. 7. He hit 12-17 from the field, including 2-2 3-pointers.
This is the fourth time that Freemantle has earned a BIG EAST weekly honor this season, having been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Dec. 26.
Freemantle leads the team and is fourth in the BIG EAST in rebounding at 8.0 rpg. Freemantle, who also leads XU in field goal percentage and ranks seventh in the league at 60.1 percent, is now second on the team and 11th in the BIG EAST in scoring at 15.3 ppg. Freemantle leads the BIG EAST in scoring for BIG EAST games only at 19.8 ppg.
This marks the second-straight week that a Xavier player has earned BIG EAST Player of the Week. Graduate student Jack Nunge won the award on Jan. 2.
No. 12 Xavier, 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the BIG EAST Conference, has had an honoree in all nine weeks of the BIG EAST awards this season.
The Musketeers take a nine-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s game against preseason BIG EAST favorite Creighton.