Junior guard Ashton Gibbs was named the inaugural Big East men’s basketball Player of the Week following his MVP performance in the 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Gibbs averaged 18.5 points in victories over Maryland and Texas, highlighted by a team-high 24 points in the 68-66 win over the Longhorns in the finals. In the 79-70 victory over Maryland in the semifinals, Gibbs had 13 points and seven rebounds. He is averaging 19.0 points and 4.0 assists for the No. 5-ranked Panthers (5-0). Gibbs also won the award Jan. 4, 2010.