PC’s David Duke Named BIG EAST Player of the Week


Providence College Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. –  It was announced today (December 14) that Providence College junior guard David Duke (Providence, R.I.) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week.  Duke, who was named Preseason All-BIG EAST First Team, has earned the league Player of the Week accolades for the first time in his career.

In the Friars’ only game last week, Duke led the Friars with 28 points and seven assists in the team’s 79-70 win at  TCU on December 9.  It marked Duke’s second consecutive game with 28 points.  Duke was 11-19 from the field, including 5-8 from three-point territory in the win.

Duke, who is averaging a team-best 19.7 ppg, ranks fourth in the league in scoring.  He also is averaging 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.   Duke is shooting 45.9 percent (39-85) from the field, including 46.2 percent (12-26) from behind the arc.  He is a team best 80 percent (28-35) from the free-throw line.

The Friars (4-2) will return to action on Thursday, December 17 when they host DePaul in the team’s BIG EAST opener at Alumni Hall at 7 p.m. on FS1.


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