HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ University of Southern Mississippi post player Kelsey Jones was Conference USA women’s basketball Freshman of the Week.
Jones, a Starkville native, averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds as USM swept a pair of road games at Western Kentucky University and Marshall University last week.
Jones also averaged 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocked shots.
“It's so fun to watch these young players grow right before our eyes,” USM women’s basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis said in a statement. “Her ability to score the basketball and her ability to rebound that gives us a mainstay inside. We just need her to continue to make progress and I think she'll be a true difference maker for us down the stretch."
Jones posted her third double-double of the year with 14 points and 13 rebounds in USM’s 69-56 victory at WKU. She went 4-of-6 from the floor and 3-of-6 from the free-throw line.
She followed that by hitting 3-of-6 shots that led to an eight-point, seven-rebound effort in the Lady Eagles’ 64-52 win at Marshall.