Showing posts with label Carl Jones. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Carl Jones. Show all posts

Saturday, November 19, 2011

St. Joseph's Carl Jones Lights Up Seton Hall for 38 in 78-70 Loss

College Hoops Player of the Day for DAY, Month, 2011

St. Joseph's lost their first game of the season, 78-70, to Seton Hall, but, losing to a mid-level Big East team isn't exactly an embarrassment, and it's surely not going to stop Carl Jones from putting up big points night in and night out.

Jones, a 5'11" junior guard out of Garfield Heights, Ohio, scored 38 points for the Hawks in Friday's contest, hitting 12 of 17 shots from the field, including 4 of 6 3-pointers. Jones also added a 10-for-11 effort from the free throw line, including his first miss of the season (he's 26-for-27 from the charity stripe).

Easily his career high, Jones' 38 point tally moved him into a tie for 8th in the overall NCAA scoring race at an even 25 points per game. He's also the second highest scorer in the country - behind Albany's Gerardo Suero at 25.7 per game - with three games already in the books.

The 2-1 start is an improvement for St. Joseph's, which had an uncharacteristically second poor season in a row in 2010-11, winning just 11 while dropping 22 games after going 11-20 in 2009-10. They lost their first two games last season, but already have wins against Western Kentucky and Georgia Tech to their credit, a notable improvement.

With Carl Jones bombing away, the Hawks may be a team to watch in the Atlantic-10.