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Jett, Matthews Garner Weekly Menís Basketball Awards

Release: 02/24/2014
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.—Saint Louis senior Jordair Jett was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week and Rhode Island freshman E.C. Matthews was named the league’s Rookie of the Week the league announced Monday. The awards are for games played Feb. 17-23.

Jett, a guard from St. Paul, Minn., led Saint Louis in scoring in both games last week, two wins that extended the Billikens’ winning streak to 19 games. Jett scored all but one of his game-high 25 points at George Mason in the second half and overtime. He also had eight assists and five rebounds against the Patriots. He followed that with 16 points, four assists and two steals in a home win over George Washington. For the week Jett, who won his fourth Player of the Week award, shot 51.7 percent.

Matthews won his sixth rookie award this season by averaging 20.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week for Rhode Island.  The guard from Detroit connected 10-for-11 from the free throw line (90.9 percent).  His best performance of the week came in a road win at St. Bonaventure, scoring 24 points with four rebounds, three assists, and a blocked shot.  He scored a team-high 17 points earlier in the week against Saint Joseph's, while also adding four boards, five assists and two steals.  Matthews has eighth 20+ scoring games since January - the most by any freshman nationally since the calendar changed.  

Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll

Dayton’s Jordan Sibert averaged 17.5 points in a pair of wins, including 5-of-8 from 3-point range against La Salle …  George Mason’s Sherrod Wright tallied 34 points on 12-of-18 shooting in a heartbreaking overtime loss to No. 10 Saint Louis … Mason freshman Jalen Jenkins hit 5-of-6 from the field to score 16  points along with eight rebounds in that overtime game against SLU … Joe McDonald averaged a team-high 17.5 points for George Washington, including a career-high tying 21 points at No. 10 Saint Louis, as the Colonials split a pair of conference road games … Tyreek Duren scored 26 points and dished out four assists at Richmond while shooting 6-of-9 from 3-point range … Chaz Williams scored 20 points, had five assist and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the line in a thrilling win over VCU … Xavier Munford scored 32 points in the Rhode Island win at St. Bonaventure, hitting 10-of-19 from the field and 9-for-9 at the line …  Richmond’s Terry Allen tallied a career-high 23 points in a win over La Salle following a 16-point outing versus GW and was one rebounds shy of a double-double in both games …  UR freshman ShawnDre’ Jones scored 25 points against GW, hitting 10-of-15 from the field, including sinking five threes … Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway hit 10 3-pointers versus Fordham to set a new Saint Joseph’s record and come within one three of tying the A-10 record – he finished with 33 points … SJU freshman DeAndre Bembry averaged 12.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in a pair of Hawk wins, including a nearly perfect 5-of-6 shooting performance at Rhode Island

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