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RMU's Jones bestowed NEC Rookie of the Week accolade

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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.

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