JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – After scoring at least 10 points in each of his first six games in a Dolphin uniform, Jacksonville University's Jace Hogan has been named the NAPA Autocare Newcomer of the Month for November.
Hogan, a redshirt junior guard from Melbourne, Fla., is averaging 35.7 minutes, 19.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, one steal, and one block per game in his first year as a Dolphin. He ranks second in the ASUN in scoring, second in rebounding, and 11th in the league in field goal percentage (51%). Perhaps his most impressive stat is that Hogan has scored at least 10 points in every game he's played so far in a Dolphin uniform, a feat that hasn't been done since at least the 1999-2000 season (JU's game-by-game individual records only go back to the 2000-01 season).
The transfer from the U.S. Naval Academy, who had to sit out the 2016-17 season due to NCAA transfer rules, had one of his best weeks on a 3-1 stretch for the Dolphins during Thanksgiving break. He 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. That four-game period earned Hogan his first ASUN Newcomer of the Week award.
This marks the second time that a member of the men's basketball team has been named the NAPA Newcomer of the month, with Hogan joining his teammate and reigning ASUN Player of the Week Devin Harris, who won the award for November 2016.