Feb. 6, 2006
Notre Dame, Ind. – For the second time this season, Notre Dame senior guard Chris Quinn (Dublin, Ohio) has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Quinn earns the honor after averaging 27.5 points per game and shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 63.2 percent from three-point range in road losses at West Virginia and Louisville.
Against the Mountaineers Quinn finished with 24 points as he connected on eight-of-16 shots from the field, including a six-for-10 performance from three-point range. In the overtime loss at Louisville, he copped his third 30-point effort this season (and also third of his career) in scoring a game-high 31 points. In that contest, he played all 45 minutes and shot 11-21 from the field and six-of-nine from beyond the three-point stripe.
Quinn has scored in double figures in all 19 games he has played and netted 20-plus points on five occasions. He leads the Irish with an 18.7 scoring average and also tops the team in assists (6.3) and steals (1.5). Quinn is shooting 46.7 percent from the field and 46.5 percent from three-point range.
In earning the honor for the second time, his selection to the Honor Roll marks the sixth such nod for the Irish this season. Sophomore forward Rob Kurz was the first Notre Dame player to earn the honor, finding his way onto the Nov. 21 list after an 18-point, eight-rebound effort in the season opener. Senior forward Torin Francis garnered Honor Roll recognition in two consecutive weeks – Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 – by averaging 18.0 points and 9.0 rebounds and helping the Irish go 3-0 over the two-week stretch. Freshman guard Kyle McAlarney was named to the Honor Roll for the week of Dec. 29 after averaging 13.0 points per game in wins over Niagara and Columbia.
Rudy Gay of Connecticut and Allan Ray of Villanova shared BIG EAST Player of the Week honors, while Sharaud Curry from Providence garnered rookie-of-the-week accolades. Joining Quinn on the honor roll list are: Jeff Green (Georgetown), Steve Novak (Marquette), Quincy Douby (Rutgers) and Kelly Whitney (Seton Hall).