Monday, November 21, 2011

Saint Joseph's Jones named A-10 Player of the Week

Saint Joseph's junior Carl Jones has been named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for November 21. The 5-11 guard helped the Hawks to a third-place finish at the DIRECTV Charleston Classic, with wins over Georgia Tech and Tulsa.

Jones, from Garfield Heights, Ohio, averaged 26.0 points in the three games of the tournament and was named to the Charleston Classic All-Tournament team. He set a Charleston Classic single-game scoring record when he tallied 38 points in SJU's loss to Seton Hall. That total is the highest in the Atlantic 10 this season and second best in the nation so far this year.

 The guard scored 21 points in the 66-53 win over Georgia Tech, while going 5-for-11 from the field and making 8-of-81 free throws. Jones exploded for a career-high 38 points in the 78-70 loss to Seton Hall, making 12-of-17 field goals (70.6%) and 4-of-6 from three-point range. The junior followed that with a 19-point effort in the 79-75 win over Tulsa as he posted 13 in the second half and scored the Hawks' final eight points as they sealed the win.

 For the week, Jones connected on 60 percent (24-for-40) from the field, 66.7 percent (8-for-12) from the three-point arc and 95.7 percent (22-for-23) from the foul line. Jones had a streak of 26 consecutive made free throws this season until he missed one with 30 seconds to play against Seton Hall.

The junior is averaging 23.5 points per game while connecting on 56.0 percent of his field goal attempts, and an impressive 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.

 The Hawks, now 3-1, travel to Iona on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. That game can be heard on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

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