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PAT CARROLL NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK IN ATLANTIC 10 AND BIG 5
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  09/01/2004
PHILADELPHIA (1/25/04) - Saint Joseph's junior Pat Carroll has been named Player of the Week in both the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 for January 25. Carroll shares the A10 award with Richmond's Mike Skrocki. It marks the first time this season and second time in his career that Carroll has received the conference's weekly honor. The junior swing player becomes the third different Hawk to earn conference honors this season. Jameer Nelson, Delonte West and Carroll have combined to win the Player of the Week award for eight of the 10 weeks of the season. Carroll played a key role in two victories for the 3rd-ranked and 17-0 Hawks last week, averaging 18.5 points. The junior shot a blazing 81.3 percent from the field (13-for-16) and 84.6 percent from 3-point range (11-for-13). Carroll scored 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting while making 5-of-6 three-pointers in the 114-63 rout of St. Bonaventure. That followed a season-high 20-point performance in the 92-6 win over UMass (Jan. 21). In that game, Carroll made three consecutive three-pointers and finished the contest with just one miss. Carroll has come on strong as of late for the Hawks and seems to have regained the shooting stroke from when he led the nation in 3-point percentage in 2002-03. He is the team's third leading scorer with his 11.5 average. The Hawks are in the midst of the longest winning streak in school history, at 17 games, breaking the record with the win at St. Bonaventure. Saint Joseph's gets a week break before a pair of tough intra-city games next week. The Hawks visit Temple on Jan. 31 and rival Villanova on Feb. 2 as part of ESPN's "Rivalry Week".