UnitedHealthcare Health insurance that includes all Western PA hospitals
Thursday October 6 2022
Leave this field empty.

RMU's Jones bestowed NEC Rookie of the Week accolade

PSR Logo
Freshman forward honored after averaging 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds last week

Moon Township, Pa. - Dec. 5, 2011 - Freshman forward Lucky Jones (Newark, N.J. / St. Anthony) of the Robert Morris University men's basketball team earned the first weekly honor of his career Monday, as he was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week.

The 6'5", 195-pounder Jones was bestowed the honor after averaging 12.0 point and 6.5 rebounds last week as the Colonials opened their 2011-12 Northeast Conference slate with home victories over Fairleigh Dickinson (12/1/11) and Monmouth (12/3/11) at the Charles L. Sewall Center.

In a 66-54 win over the Knights, Jones came off the bench to supply nine points, a team-high six rebounds and a career-high four steals.

Two nights later Jones led RMU to a 69-51 victory over the Hawks with his first career double-figure scoring game, posting a game-high 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc, and a perfect 6-for-6 showing at the free-throw line. He also tied for game-high honors in rebounds with seven and added a pair of assists.

On the 2011-12 campaign, Jones leads Robert Morris in rebounding, pulling down an average of 6.0 caroms per contest. He also supplies 5.8 points per game.

Led by second-year head coach Andrew Toole, the Colonials return to non-conference action Tuesday, Dec. 6, by visiting Duquesne for a 7:00 p.m. tilt at the A.J. Palumbo Center. RMU owns an overall record of 6-2, the program's best start through eight games in the program's 36-year Division I history.

Share
PSR VIDEO
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Penguins TV Channel
See video
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3Penguins TV Channel
Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
Custom 2North Shore NotesPress Room
Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
Blue LineCustom 3Press Room
Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
Custom 4North Shore NotesPress Room