24 Chris Wilson
253 Student-Athletes Garner Academic Honor
Game Will Be Televised Nationally by the NBC Sports Network
Streaming of Game Available on Hawks' All-Access; Radio Broadcast on SportsRadio 610 WIP
Aiken Leads Four Hawks in Double Figures with 15 Points
Hawk Seniors to be Honored Prior to the Game
The Saint Joseph's men's basketball team improved to 7-0 at Hagan Arena this season after a pair of wins against Coppin State and Morgan State. With the win over Morgan State on December 28, head coach Phil Martelli became SJU's all-time winningest basketball coach with 310 victories in his 16-plus seasons at the helm.
Men's basketball freshman Chris Wilson is on the hot seat in anticipation of the Hawks' first game of the season on Friday night at Western Kentucky.
The Hawks upset #22 Temple, 82-72, to capture a share of the Big 5 title, their first since 2004.
The Hawks scored a 73-62 win over UMass on February 11th.
Hawks 74, Wildcats 58
Saint Joseph's topped #19/17 Creighton, 80-71, on Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. The win was Saint Joseph's first win over a Top 25 team since March 14, 2008.
Saint Joseph's junior Carl Jones
2012-13: Starter in 23 of 32 games... Averaged 6.5 points per game and tied for team lead in assists per game (3.5)... Averaged 6.2 points and 3.3 assists in A-10 games... Ranked 13th in the A-10 in assists and fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.8)... Tallied double figures in nine games on the year... Had 11 points with six assists in win over Rhode Island... Dished out team-high seven assists against La Salle... Registered 10 points (4-of-7 FG) and seven boards in win over Fordham... Posted 12 points (5-of-9 FG) against St. Bonaventure... Dished out a career-best nine assists at #22 VCU... Netted 12 points in win over Duquesne... Tallied team-high 15 points (career-high 5-7 3FG) against #14 Butler, making his first four three-point attempts and 5-of-8 in the first half... Notched nine points (4-of-7 FG) and eight rebounds at Drexel... Recorded 10 points and a career-high nine rebounds at Coppin State... Posted 15 points and handed out eight assists against American... Tallied a career-high 19 points in win over #20 Notre Dame at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic and had 11 points vs. Florida State... Made the second start of his career in the season opener vs. Yale.
2011-12: Averaged 2.7 assists on the year... Saw action in 33 games making first career start at Xavier in place of injured Carl Jones... Scored a season-high 13 points at St. Bonaventure... Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in win over La Salle... Scored 11 points points against Penn... Scored 10 points in win over Morgan State... Added eight points, three assists and four rebounds in upset of #19 Creighton... Posted season-high eight assists at Iona... Scored 10 points and added a team-high five assists versus Western Kentucky.
High School/Personal: Two-time Associated Press All-State selection from Terry Sanford High School... Was named the 2011 Player of the Year for District 4, the Cape Fear Region and the Mid-South Conference, while receiving the regional honor for the second time... Averaged 18.4 points per game, 4.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists... Shot 80 percent from the foul line... Finished second in the county in scoring and third in assists and free throw percentage... Point guard for team that went 27-3 in 2011 and reached its third straight Eastern Regional Final, while winning its fifth consecutive conference title... During his career, helped team compile a 112-12 record, including a 46-2 conference mark... Finished career with 1,527 points and 455 assists... Became the first male player in Terry Sanford history to have his jersey (21) retired... Three-time All-District 4 and All-Cape Fear Region selections... All-State honoree by NCPreps.com... Majoring in social sciences.