Dolphins Sweep ASUN Awards for Thanksgiving Break Performances

Dolphins Sweep ASUN Awards for Thanksgiving Break Performances

LAKEPOINTE, Ga. – After going 2-1 in the Wright State Thanksgiving Tournament, 3-1 in the last four games, and averaging over 18 points a game apiece, Jacksonville University's Devin Harris and Jace Hogan have been honored with the ASUN Conference's Player and Newcomer of the Week awards, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday.

This marks the first time JU has swept the conference weekly honors since the week of Nov. 14, 2016, when J.R. Holder and Cody Helgeland won.

"Anytime our players are recognized for their performance it's a compliment to them and their teammates. Devin and Jace were both significant factors in our team's success this weekend. Having both sidelined for a majority of the fall, it was good to see them back on the floor playing well," said Head Coach Tony Jasick.

Harris, a redshirt senior guard from Tampa, Fla., averaged 19.3 points, nine rebounds, 6.3 assists, and two steals a game while logging 39.7 minutes of a possible 40 minutes a game. The transfer from East Tennessee State was especially impressive in JU's wins over Webber International (23 points and 11 rebounds), Fairfield (24 points, 10 rebounds, five assists) and in triple overtime over Gardner-Webb (career-best 25 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, four steals).

Hogan, a redshirt junior guard from Melbourne, Fla., averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 blocks, and 0.7 steals a game while logging an average of 38.7 minutes. The transfer from the United States Naval Academy scored a career-best 29 points on 10-20 shooting against Gardner-Webb, also notching his second career double-double with 10 rebounds. Hogan played 53 of a possible 55 minutes in the 3-overtime win, and had four assists, two steals, and a block.

The Player of the Week honor is the first in Harris's career, though he was twice named ASUN Newcomer of the Week in the 2016-17 season. Hogan's Newcomer of the Week award is his first.

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Nov. 27th
Devin Harris, Jacksonville
Senior | Guard | Tampa, Fla.

- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week; 25th all-time for Jacksonville
- Guided JU to 3-1 week by averaging 19.3 PPG, 9 RPG, 6.3 APG & 2 SPG
- Opened with 23 points, 11 rebounds and five assists in rout of Webber
- Registered second double-double on 24 points, 10 boards in win vs. Fairfield
- Finished with five points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals in loss at Wright State
- Led Dolphins to triple overtime victory with 25 points, nine boards, eight dimes & four steals vs. Gardner-Webb
- Ranks in the top-five in the ASUN for scoring, rebounding, assists and steals

Other Nominees: Christian Terrell, FGCU; Diandre Wilson, NJIT; JT Escobar, North Florida; Deion Holmes, USC Upstate.

ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Nov. 27th
Jace Hogan, Jacksonville
Junior | Forward | Melbourne, Fla.

- First Career Newcomer of the Week; 16th all-time for the Dolphins
- Averaged 18.8 PPG, 6.3 RPG while shooting 54.7 FG% and 81.0 FT%
- Started with 14 points and five rebounds on Monday in 18-point win
- Added 22 points, nine boards in 92-84 victory vs. Fairfield
- Posted 10 points, three rebounds in loss at Wright State
- Set a career-high 29 points, 10 boards, four assists & two steals in 3OT win
- Ranks second in the ASUN for scoring at 19.8 PPG & fifth for rebounding with 7.2 RPG

Other Nominees: Diandre Wilson, NJIT; JT Escobar, North Florida.

Date

ASUN Player of the Week

ASUN Newcomer of the Week

Nov. 13th

Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb

Abayomi Iyiola, Stetson

Nov. 20th

Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida

Ivan Gandia-Rosa, North Florida

Nov. 27th

Devin Harris, Jacksonville

Jace Hogan, Jacksonville

The ASUN Conference is a NCAA Division I league with eight member institutions committed to Building Winners for Life. The ASUN meets the challenge of maintaining the highest standards in academic and athletic achievement with a true balance between student and athlete. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the ASUN footprint reaches into seven of the top 50 media markets in the nation. The ASUN includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University. The University of North Alabama will join the league for the 2018-19 season.