Courtesy of PatriotLeague.org
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Holy Cross senior forward Jehyve Floyd was named the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Boston University freshman guard Jonas Harper claimed rookie of the week honors when the League office announced weekly awards on Monday.
Floyd picks up his second Patriot League weekly award of the season after averaging 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while shooting 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the floor during Holy Cross’s 1-1 week.
Harper picked up his first rookie of the week award, averaging 14.5 points while shooting 90.9 percent (10-for-11) from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 from 3-point range. He became the third Boston University men’s basketball student-athlete to earn rookie accolades this season, joining Jack Hemphill (Dec. 3) and Jordan Guest (Dec. 17). The Terriers are the first League team to have three different rookies claim weekly honors since Army West Point accomplished the feat during the 2012-13 season with Kyle Wilson, Dylan Cox and Kyle Toth.
American senior guard Sa’eed Nelson, Colgate sophomore guard Jordan Burns, Lafayette sophomore guard Justin Jaworski and Lehigh senior guard Lance Tejada each earned weekly honorable mention during the first week of League play.
The Patriot League men’s basketball players of the week are selected in a vote by League media members and each school’s sports information director, who are not eligible to vote for their student-athletes.
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F, Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial
*Floyd averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while shooting 82.6 percent (19-for-23) from the floor in the Crusaders’ 1-1 week with a win over Lafayette.
*The senior forward finished with 22 points along with nine rebounds and eight assists in a 99-94 overtime loss to Lehigh on Wednesday.
*Floyd finished the week with a career-high 25 points on 11-of-13 shooting, adding six rebounds and six assists in a 77-70 win over Lafayette.
PATRIOT LEAGUE MEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Jonas Harper, Boston University, Fr., G, Stamford, Conn./St. Luke’s School
*Harper averaged 14.5 points off the bench while shooting 90.9 percent (10-for-11) from the floor and a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond the arc during the Terriers’ 1-1 week.
*The freshman guard scored 10 of his team and career-high 15 points in the second half of Boston University’s loss to Army West Point on Wednesday.
*Harper scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half in a 75-69 comeback win over Navy on Saturday.
Sa’eed Nelson, American, Jr., G, Pleasantville, N.J./Saint Augustine Prep
*Nelson averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals to help American go 1-1 with a victory over Navy last week.
*The senior guard finished with 25 points, five rebounds and four assists in the 71-63 win over Navy on Wednesday.
Jordan Burns, Colgate, So., G, San Antonio, Texas/John Marshall
*Burns averaged 25.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 9.0 assists to help Colgate go 1-1 while handing Lehigh its first League loss.
*The sophomore guard posted a double-double with 23 points and 12 assists in the 91-78 win against the Mountain Hawks.
Justin Jaworski, Lafayette, So., G, Schwenksville, Pa./Perkiomen Valley
*Jaworski averaged 20.0 points while shooting 76.9 percent (10-for-13) from 3-point range to lead the Leopards to a 1-1 week with a win over Loyola Maryland.
*The sophomore guard scored 17 points and pulled down five rebounds in Lafayette’s first League win of the season against the Greyhounds.
Lance Tejada, Lehigh, Sr., G, Miramar, Fla./Ely
*Tejada averaged 21.5 points, including a career-high 36 points in Lehigh’s 99-94 overtime win at Holy Cross on Wednesday.
*He tied a program record 10 3-pointers on 14 attempts, including going 3-for-3 in overtime.
Player of the Week
11.12 – Jordan Burns, Colgate, So., G
11.19 – Jacob Grandison, Holy Cross, So., G/F
11.26 – Andrew Kostecka, Loyola Maryland, Jr., G
12.3 – Andrew Kostecka, Loyola Maryland Jr., G
12.10 – Sam Iorio, American, So., F
12.17 – Max Mahoney, Boston University, Jr., F
12.24 – Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F
12.31 – Jacob Grandison, Holy Cross, So., F
1.7 – Nate Sestina, Bucknell, Sr., F
1.14 – Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Rookie of the Week
11.12 – Nic Lynch, Lehigh, Fr. C
11.19 – John Carter Jr., Navy, Fr., G
11.26 – Jeameril Wilson, Lehigh, Fr., F
12.3 – Jack Hemphill, Boston University, Fr., F
12.10 – John Carter Jr., Navy, Fr., G
12.17 – Jordan Guest, Boston University, Fr., F
12.24 – Josh Alexander, American, Fr., F
12.31 – Andrew Funk, Bucknell, Fr., G
1.7 – Tucker Richardson, Colgate, Fr., G
1.14 – Jonas Harper, Boston University, Fr., G
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