Jonquel Jones Named A-10 Player of the Week, GW Colonial of the Week
Sophomore Forward Averaged Double-Double in Two Victories
Feb. 3, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington sophomore forward Jonquel Jones was named Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week for games played Jan. 27-Feb. 2, the league announced on Monday. In addition, Jones was tabbed GWsports.com Colonial of the week.
Jones averaged 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in GW's wins over Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She shot 57.1 percent from the floor (16-28) and made 2-of-3 three-point attempts.
Jones posted a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds - her sixth double-double in 10 games and her fourth 20-point effort - in GW's 89-76 win at UMass on Wednesday. Her 17 rebounds were the most by a Colonial since Brooke Wilson had 18 against Xavier on Feb. 8, 2012. Jones then had 17 points, five rebounds and three blocks in GW's 83-68 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday.
The Freeport, Bahamas, native is averaging 14.2 points and a team-best 10.2 rebounds in 11 games this season, and she leads the A-10 in rebounding against conference opponents (10.0 rpg) while ranking second in blocks (1.9 bpg) and ninth in scoring (15.0 ppg).
The Player of the Week award is the first of Jones' career. She joins grad students Megan Nipe (Nov. 18) and Danni Jackson (Dec. 30) to give the Colonials three Players of the Week this season, the most since 2006-07 when Kimberly Beck ('08) and Jessica Adair ('09) combined to win the award five times.
Jackson was also honored on Monday for a stellar week, earning College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week accolades. The Dumfries, Va., native averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 assists in GW's wins over UMass and URI, shooting 61.5 percent from the floor. Jackson posted her second double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 assists against the Rams, making 8-of-10 attempts from the field in that game, including 4-of-6 from three-point range.
The Colonials return to action on Wednesday when they visit league-leading Duquesne for a 7 p.m. tipoff.