Charlie Jones Earns Patriot League Men’s Basketball Corvias Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Charlie Jones Earns Patriot League Men’s Basketball Corvias Scholar-Athlete of the Year

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – American University senior forward Charlie Jones has been named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Corvias Scholar-Athlete of the Year in a vote by the League's men's basketball sports information directors. Jones is second different Eagle to earn the League's top academic honor.
 
Jones, a four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member and two-time National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court selection, is an analytics major, carrying a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average (GPA). On the court, the Manchester, Maryland native was a 2016-17 All-Patriot League Defensive Team selection, while leading American in rebounding (6.0 rpg).

He averaged 6.3 points per game, shooting 55 percent from the floor during his final season after walking on to the team as a freshman. Jones joins Jesse Reed, who earned the honor in consecutive seasons (2013-14 and 2014-15) as the only American players to receive the distinction.

 
Jones also earned one of five spots on the Patriot League Men's Basketball Academic All-League Team.

In his four years at the helm of American, head coach Mike Brennan's student's have received this award. Jesse Reed was a two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient in 2013-14 and 2014-15. 

To be eligible for the Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the Academic All-Patriot League Team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.
 
The Corvias Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each individual sport comprises the pool of nominees for the Corvias Patriot League Male and Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards given out over the summer. One male and one female are selected for this honor.
 
Corvias Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Charlie Jones, American, (Sr., F)
 
Men's Basketball Academic All-Patriot League Team
Charlie Jones, American (Sr., F)
Mac Hoffman, Army West Point (Sr., F)
Nana Foulland, Bucknell (Jr., C)
Kimbal Mackenzie, Bucknell (So., G)
Nick Lindner, Lafayette (Sr., G)