Feb. 20, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - Saint Joseph's center Dwayne Jones has been named the Atlantic 10 Co-Player of the Week for February 20, after averaging 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 2-0 week, which included a rare triple-double against St. Bonaventure.
Jones shares the award with Ahmad Smith of St. Bonaventure and earns his second Player of the Week award this season.
The 6-11 junior had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 10 blocked shots against the Bonnies to achieve the feat. He became the first Saint Joseph's player to record a triple-double since Rodney Blake on February 27, 1986. Jones is also the first Atlantic 10 player to achieve the feat since Xavier's David West in 2001.
Jones also had 11 points and 15 rebounds in the Hawks' 49-36 win over Richmond. He is averaging 10.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game. In last week's national statistics, Jones ranked seventh in rebounding and 10th in blocked shots.
Jones and the Hawks are sitting in first place in the Atlantic 10 East with an 11-1 record. Saint Joseph's visits crosstown rival and second-place Temple on Tuesday, February 22, for a key divisional matchup. SJU, which is 14-9 overall, defeated the Owls less than two weeks ago, 67-59.