Shawn Jones named Sun Belt Player of the Week

Junior averaged 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds

November 27, 2012 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee junior forward Shawn Jones has been named the Sun Belt Player of the Week as announced on Tuesday by the league office.

Jones was a beast for MT last week, posting back-to-back double-doubles to lead the Blue Raiders to a pair of victories. He averaged 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds over two games and shot 66.7 percent from the field.

Jones posted 18 points and 13 rebounds, both career-highs, in the 75-61 win over UCF Tuesday. The Hialeah, Fla., native then turned around and topped his career-high in scoring again against Texas Southern, this time with 21 points in the 79-52 victory. He scored 15 of those points in the first half and added 12 boards in the contest, including nine on the offensive glass.

The double-double marked the third of his career, and he has scored double-figures in three straight games.

Jones and the Blue Raiders open conference action this week when they travel to Louisiana. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. CT Thursday at the Cajundome.

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