Jones, McKnight, Dawson Share A-Sun Weekly Spotlight

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Northern Kentucky's Eshaunte Jones captured the first Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Player of the Week honor in program history, while FGCU's Eric McKnight and Jacksonville's Javon Dawson shared the Newcomer of the Week award, announced Tuesday by the league office.

Jones registered a career-high 26 points in a 17-point win vs. Mercer before adding 25 in a victory against Kennesaw State, while McKnight and Dawson helped their respective teams move into a five-way tie for first place in the A-Sun.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Eshaunte Jones, Northern Kentucky
(F/G – Sr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – )

  • First Career A-Sun Player of the Week honor; first in NKU program history
  • Averaged 25.5 PPG in two NKU wins vs. Mercer and Kennesaw State
  • Dropped a career-high 26 points on Mercer with six rebounds in 17-point win
  • Added 25 points, four rebounds and three assists in nine-point win vs. KSU
  • Connected on 10 three-pointers on 52.6 percent shooting from behind-the-arc
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Sherwood Brown (G, FGCU) - Reached 20 points for third-straight game with 21 vs. Stetson
  • Keith McDougald (G, Jacksonville) - Led JU with 23 points in three-point win at ETSU
  • Torrey Craig (F, USC Upstate) - Averaged 15.7 PPG and 8.0 RPG in three home contests
CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Eric McKnight, FGCU
(F – So. – Raleigh, N.C. – Communications)
  • Second Career Newcomer of the Week honor
  • Produced 10 points, four rebounds and three blocks vs. Stetson
  • Played only 16 minutes in FGCU's 96-65 victory against Hatters
  • Helped FGCU move into five-team tie for first place
  • Reached double figures in points for seventh time this season
CO-NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK:
Javon Dawson, Jacksonville
(F – Jr. – Cordele, Ga. – Communications)
  • Second Career Newcomer of the Week honor; second straight
  • Tallied 16 points, six rebounds in win at ETSU
  • Shot 5-of-7 from the field in the three-point victory vs. Bucs
  • Averaged 9.5 PPG, 4.5 RPG and 1.5 APG on the week
  • Helped Jacksonville move into five-team tie for first place
2012-13 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Newcomer of the Week (School)
Nov. 13 Aaron Anderson (Kennesaw State) Lester Wilson (ETSU)
Nov. 20 Bernard Thompson (FGCU) Eric McKnight (FGCU)
Nov. 27 Sherwood Brown (FGCU) Lester Wilson (ETSU)
Dec. 4 Parker Smith (North Florida) BaeBae Daniels (North Florida)
Dec. 11 Torrey Craig (USC Upstate) Khion Sankey (Lipscomb)
Dec. 18 Langston Hall (Mercer) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)
Dec. 26 Travis Wallace (North Florida) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)
Jan. 1 Travis Smith (Mercer) Beau Beech (North Florida)
Jan. 8 Chris Perez (Stetson) Stephen Hurt (Lipscomb)
Jan. 15 Markeith Cummings (Kennesaw State) Jarvis Haywood (Jacksonville) / Tyler White (Northern Kentucky)
Jan. 22 Sherwood Brown (FGCU) Javon Dawson (Jacksonville)
Jan. 29 Eshaunte Jones (Northern Kentucky) Eric McKnight (FGCU) / Javon Dawson (Jacksonville)

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