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Cartwright, Bullock Named 2nd Team All BE
- Updated: March 5, 2017
The Big East announced on Sunday that Kyron Cartwright and Rodney Bullock were named 2nd Team All Big East.
— PC Men’s Basketball (@PCFriarsmbb) March 5, 2017
From the PC press release:
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — It was announced on Sunday, March 5 that Providence College juniors Kyron Cartwright (Compton, Calif.) and Rodney Bullock (Hampton, Va.) were named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. It marks the fourth consecutive season that the Friars have placed two players on the All-BIG EAST Teams.
Cartwright and Bullock joined Butler’s Kelan Martin, Creighton’s Justin Patton, and Seton Hall’s Khadeen Carrington on the All-BIG EAST Second Team. The conference’s head coaches choose the all-conference teams. The coaches are not permitted to vote for their own players.
Cartwright leads the league in assists in overall action (6.8 apg) and he led in conference play (6.2 apg.). He also ranks third in the nation in assists per game. In addition, he is averaging 11.3 points per game and 3.5 rebounds. Cartwright finished the season leading the league in assists in conference play to mark the fifth time in the last six seasons that a Friar has led the BIG EAST in assists in conference play. The other three Friars that have led the league in assists in the last six years were Kris Dunn in 2016 (7.7 apg), Bryce Cotton in 2014 (6.1 apg), and Vincent Council in 2013 and 2012 (7.2 apg and 8.0 apg). Other Friars who led the league in assists in conference play were God Shammgod in 1997 (6.8 apg), Abdul Abdullah in 1994 (7.3 apg) and Ricky Tucker in 1983 (6.3 apg). For the season, Cartwright has 211 assists in 31 games this season. He is just the 12th players in the history of Friar basketball to register 200 or more assists in a season. He has registered 10 or more assists five times this season, including 12 assists twice.
Bullock leads the team in scoring (16.1 ppg). He also leads the squad in rebounding (6.4 rpg). Bullock ranks 10th in the league in scoring and fifth in rebounding. He has been named BIG EAST Player of the Week once (Dec. 5) and has been named to the league’s Honor Roll six times. Bullock has recorded a team-best five double-doubles this season. He has scored 20 or more points nine times this season, including a career-high 36 points in a win versus New Hampshire on November 30.
The Friars finished the regular season with a 20-11 mark overall and a 10-8 record in BIG EAST play. Providence earned the third seed in the BIG EAST Tournament and will play No. 6 seed Creighton on Thursday, March 9 at 9:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The game will be televised on Fox Sports 1.