Xavier’s Souley Boum named Big East Conference Player of the Week

Souley Boum

XU has earned each of the last three BIG EAST Player Of The Week awards.


CINCINNATI — Xavier University graduate student Souley Boum has been named BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in wins this past week over Creighton on Jan. 11 and No. 25 Marquette on Jan. 15. Boum averaged 21.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.0 steals for the two games, while only having one turnover in 74 minutes of action. 
XU trailed at halftime of both games. Boum scored nine of Xavier’s final 12 points against Marquette, including a 3-pointer and 4-4 from the free-throw line. He scored 17 of his game-high 26 points in the second half of the Creighton win.
Boum, who leads the BIG EAST in scoring at 17.6 ppg., also won BIG EAST Player of the Week on Dec. 19 and has been named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll twice, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
Boum is the third straight Musketeer to win BIG EAST Player of the Week. Graduate student Jack Nunge earned the award on Jan. 2 and senior Zach Freemantle earned it on Jan. 9. In fact, Xavier has either won BIG EAST Player of the Week or placed a player on the BIG EAST Honor Roll each of the 10 weeks of the league weekly awards this season.