CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.---GoMocs.com continues its “Season in Pictures” series today recapping a memorable 2013-14. The fourth installment focuses on sophomore Casey Jones.
The New Orleans, La., was a leader on and off the floor starting all 33 games. Click the photo gallery link above for Alex’s season in pictures.
1) The All-Southern Conference performer averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game leading the Mocs in field goal percentage (53.5%) and tied for the most steals with 40. He added 61 assists (3rd on the squad) and 33 blocks (2nd) while shooting 72.5 percent (95-131) from the free throw line.
2) Top Play: Although there was an array of highlight reel, momentum-changing plays to choose from, Mr. Jones had one play standout and to no one’s surprise, it comes on the defensive end. Martynas Bareika nailed a three-pointer with eight seconds to play at Western Carolina to tie the game at 70-all. The Catamounts in-bounded to star guard Trey Sumler who took the ball the length of the floor. His drive into the paint resulted in a blocked shot and rebound for Jones to send the game into overtime. Casey later made the game-winning basket in an 83-81 thrilling triumph.
3) Best game: With a season like Casey had, this is tough to narrow down. Prior to the season, Head Coach Will Wade lauded Jones’ multiple efforts in practice so we’ll go with a near triple-double effort keying the SoCon opening win at Furman. Casey produced 13 points to go with career highs in rebounds (13) and assists (8).
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