Delante Jones Honored as GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week

Delante Jones Honored as GEICO AU Student-Athlete of the Week

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Freshman Delante Jones was tabbed as the GEICO – AU Student-Athlete of the Week for the period ending Sunday, Jan. 31. He was also selected as the Corvias Patriot League Rookie of the Week, announced by the league office on Monday. 

Jones had a pair of strong efforts as the Eagles extended their winning streak to three by notching road wins at two of the top three teams in the Patriot League standings last week. American snapped Navy's six-game win streak with a 63-58 triumph on Wednesday as Jones scored a team-high 23 points while making 9-of-14 shots and added four rebounds, two assists and two steals in the outing.

He followed it up with 15 points and four rebounds in a 54-49 win at Colgate on Saturday, doing most of his damage at the free throw line with a 10-of-14 clip. Jones made 11-of-19 shots (57.8%), 4-of-7 three-pointers and 12-of-17 free throws for the week while averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists and steals.

Jones is averaging 20.3 points during American's three-game win streak, and leads all freshmen while placing 11th overall with 13.6 points per game in Patriot League competition.