StatSheet's MAAC Player of the Week for December 24th goes to Lamont Jones from Iona. A.J. English from Iona has won StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. Jones tallied huge numbers in rebounding (4.3 per game), shooting (50%), and assists (4.3 per game). The Iona senior played well for the Gaels in wins versus Liberty and Norfolk State and a loss to La Salle.
Jones led all scoring for the Gaels with 24 points while adding 5 assists in an 87-69 win over Liberty. He followed that up with 19 points and 3 assists in an 88-74 loss to La Salle. Finally, Jones led all scoring with 24 points and added 5 assists, closing out the week with a blowout 100-72 win over Norfolk State.
This is the first StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week honor for Lamont Jones. The runner-up this week is Derek Needham, a senior from Fairfield. Honorable mention goes to Sean Armand, a junior from Iona. Anthony Myles was the highest ranking player from Rider, finishing 14th.
StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week: Iona's A.J. English
A.J. English averaged 26 minutes of playing time starting all 3 games for Iona. In the win over Liberty, English rang up 7 rebounds and 55% shooting. Following that in the loss to La Salle, he added 3 assists and 3 steals. And closing it out with the win versus Norfolk State, English racked up 8 points and 3 rebounds.
This is a first for A.J. English, who has never won the StatSheet MAAC Freshman of the Week. The runner-up is Amadou Sidibe from Fairfield. Marcus Gilbert from Fairfield takes honorable mention. Rider has yet to win the StatSheet MAAC Player of the Week award this season.
Tags: Anthony Myles
- Scoring: Derek Needham, Fairfield: 24 PPG
- Rebounding: Chris Manhertz, Canisius: 9.67 RPG
- Assists: Michael Alvarado, Manhattan: 6 APG
- Blocked Shots: Rhamel Brown, Manhattan: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Donovan Kates, Manhattan: 8 PPG
- Three Pointers: Shane Richards, Manhattan: 6 TPG
- Steals: Michael Alvarado, Manhattan: 4 SPG