CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — American University men's basketball freshman Delante Jones was selected as the Lids Team Sports Patriot League Rookie of the Week after scoring the game-winning basket in overtime to defeat Holy Cross, 71-70, on Sunday.
Jones scored 11 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the win over the Leopards, and totaled 12 points with three assists and two boards in the victory at Holy Cross. He averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the three games.
Jones leads all Patriot League freshmen in scoring both for the season (11.5 ppg) and during league play (13.6 ppg), where he stands 10th overall.
This is Jones' second PL Rookie of the Week award this season.
American will complete the regular season at home this week with a pair of games. On Wednesday, the Eagles will entertain Navy at 7:30 p.m. on Military Appreciation Night. The team will finish out the campaign on Sat., Feb. 27 at noon against Loyola (Md.) on Senior Day.
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