Ebanks, Butler Honored

West Virginia forwards Devin Ebanks and Da'Sean Butler bookended awards from the Big East conference on Monday.

Ebanks was named the league's rookie of the week for the second time this season. He enjoyed a pair of 16-point efforts in a 1-1 week for the Mountaineers. He produced his fourth double-double of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 93-72 win on Friday over Villanova. Earlier in the week, Ebanks had 16 points and seven boards in a 70-59 loss at Pittsburgh.

For the season, Ebanks is leading the team in rebounding with a 6.6 per game average. He has moved his scoring average up to 9.1 points per game, good for fourth on the team.

Butler copped his sixth spot on the Big East Honor Roll for his performance during the past week. He scored 43 points, the most points by a league player since 2004, in a 93-72 win over Villanova and averaged 23.5 points in a 1-1 week.

In his push for a spot on the all-conference team, Butler is averaging more than 20 points per game in league play and 18.3 points per contest overall. He is hitting 40.5% of his three-point attempts and averages 5.8 rebounds per game.


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