Linden’s Jones Earns Player of the Week Honors

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PITMAN – Kean University junior forward Jonathan Jones (Linden) was selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 31, the conference office announced on Feb. 1.

Jones earns NJAC honors for the second consecutive week after averaging a double-double 20.5 points and 17.0 rebounds per game in two contests played for the Cougars.

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He opened the week with a double-double 21 points and 22 rebounds, while adding two steals in a 65-54 non-conference defeat to Moravian. He wrapped up the week by producing his seventh consecutive double-double, including 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the field along with 12 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in a 58-57 NJAC defeat to NJCU.

His 22 boards collected in the game against Moravian mark the most rebounds in a single game by any Division III player this season. Jones led the NJAC in rebounding with an average of 11.9 boards per game at the time the award was announed.


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