Wilmington College men’s basketball senior Christian Jones has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games played from Jan. 15-21.
Jones averaged 29.5 points per game as well as shooting better than 53 percent (14-of-26) from the field, 87 percent (7-of-8) from beyond the three-point arc and nearly 89 percent (24 for 27) from the free throw line. More importantly, he led Wilmington to two OAC road victories.
In a 100-84 win at Otterbein University, Jones poured in a career-high 32 points (21 in the first half) while dishing out six assists and converting 15-of-18 attempts from the free throw line. The performance from the charity stripe currently ranks third in program history for free throws made in a single game.
In the Fightin’ Quakers’ 93-83 triumph at Heidelberg University, the Hamilton High School product scored a game-high 27 points to go along with six rebounds and a perfect 4-of-4 from three-point range and 9-of-9 from the free throw line.
“It was an outstanding week for C.J. [Christian Jones] and our team,” WC head coach K.C. Hunt said. “It’s nice to have him get some much-deserved recognition.”