Dec. 3 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Jalen Jones
Jalen Jones

Dec. 3, 2012

SMU sophomore Jalen Jones and UCF freshman Matt Williams were the recipients of the men's basketball weekly honors from C-USA, as chosen by a vote from a media panel representing the 12 member schools. Jones was named C-USA Player of the Week after averaging 17 points 14 rebounds and two blocks in wins over Utah and at Hofstra. Williams made his collegiate debut Saturday with a 21-point performance, draining seven three-pointers, to earn the C-USA Freshman of the Week award.

Sophomore, G, Dallas, Texas

Jones helped SMU to back-to-back wins over Utah and Hofstra by averaging 17.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 2.0 blocked shots, 1.5 assists and a steal. He recorded consecutive double-doubles for the week, including 20 points and career-high 16 rebounds in the 62-55 win over Utah. Jones followed that with 14 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots in a 73-47 win at Hofstra. The Mustangs are 8-1 on the season and 3-0 on the road. This is Jones' first career C-USA Player of the Week honor.

Freshman, G, Orlando, Fla.

Williams had an incredible collegiate debut in UCF's victory over Florida Tech Saturday. After missing the Knights' first five games of the season recovering from an illness that caused him to spend two weeks prior to the start of the year in the hospital, he scored 21 points on 7-of-9 shooting from 3-point range in only 13 minutes of action. Williams' seven 3-pointers tied for fourth on the UCF single-game triples list and is the most in the league so far this season. UCF led by nine points at halftime and 18 of Williams' points came after intermission. This is his first C-USA Freshman of the Week honor.

C-USA Players of the Week
N11: Isaiah Sykes, UCF
N18: DeAndre Kane, Marshall
N27: Jonathan Mills, Southern Miss
D3: Jalen Jones, SMU

C-USA Freshmen of the Week
N11: James Woodard, Tulsa
N18: Marshall Guilmette, East Carolina
N27: James Woodard, Tulsa
D3: Matt Williams, UCF



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