Dec. 16 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Go C-USA! Shawn Jones
Shawn Jones

Dec. 16, 2013

Middle Tennessee senior forward Shawn Jones registered his fourth double-double of the season with 18 points and a career-high 15 rebounds to earn C-USA Player of the Week honors. In two games for the week, Jones averaged 18.0 points, hitting 18-of-21 from the field, and 9.5 rebounds per game. Marshall guard Kareem Canty three-peats as the C-USA Freshman of the Week. He scored a team-best 16 points in the Herd's annual game with in-state rival West Virginia. Awards are chosen by a media panel representing the 16 member schools.

Senior, 6-8, F, Hialeah, Fla.

Jones averaged 18.0 points and 9.5 rebounds per game to help the Blue Raiders go 1-1 on the week, moving to 7-3 on the season. Jones posted 18 points in MT's 115-65 victory over Fisk Dec. 9 in just 18 minutes of action. He then recorded his fourth double-double of the season in a 72-63 loss at Ole Miss Dec. 14 with 18 points and a career-high and game-best 15 rebounds in 37 minutes of playing time. For the week, Jones went 85.7-percent from the floor, going 18-for-21. This is the first career C-USA Player of the Week honor for Jones.

Freshman, 6-1, G, Harlem, N.Y.

Canty played a game-high 39 minutes, scoring a team-best 16 points against in-state foe West Virginia Dec. 14. He recorded a game-high nine assists, while keeping WVU's Juwan Staten - one of the top five playmakers nationally - to four assists in the game. Canty also went 3-for-3 from the free-throw line and grabbed three of Marshall's 10 steals which contributed to 16 WVU turnovers. This is his third consecutive and overall C-USA Freshman of the Week honor.

C-USA Players of the Week
N11: Rakeem Buckles, FIU / Elijah Pittman, Marshall
N18: Louis Dabney, Tulane / C.J. Washington, UAB
N25: Chad Frazier, UAB
D2: Chad Frazier, UAB
D9: Pablo Bertone, Florida Atlantic
D16: Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee



C-USA Freshmen of the Week
N11: Matt Willms, UTEP
N18: Jonathan Stark, Tulane
N25: Sean Obi, Rice
D2: Kareem Canty, Marshall
D9: Kareem Canty, Marshall
D16: Kareem Canty, Marshall

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