ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – Carson-Newman guard Shaun Jones has been named the AstroTurf South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Jan. 8-14, the League announced today.
Jones led the Eagles to a perfect 2-0 week with victories over Tusculum and Wingate, averaging 22.5 points and 12 rebounds per game, while shooting 64.3 percent from the field. In Carson-Newman's 91-86 win over Tusculum, Jones poured in 27 points, going 11-for-16 (68.8 percent) from the floor with 13 rebounds. He then scored 18 points with 11 rebounds in the Eagle's 81-66 overtime win against Wingate. The pair of double-doubles gives Jones 16 for his career.
This is the first Player of the Week accolade for Jones this season.
2017-18 AstroTurf SAC Men's Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 – Emanuel Terry, Lincoln Memorial
Nov. 20 - Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Nov. 27 - Jerrin Morrison, Catawba
Dec. 4 – James Stepp, Newberry
Dec. 11 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Dec. 18 – Trevon Shaw, Lincoln Memorial
Jan. 2 – Todd Withers, Queens
Jan. 8 – Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Jan. 16 – Shaun Jones, Carson-Newman
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