Tigers’ Jones snubbed as AAC Player of the Year

MEMPHIS – The AAC coaches simply got this one wrong.

Say what you want about the Tigers’ struggles this season. There is no way David Jones isn’t the best player in the American Athletic Conference.

Jones snubbed for the league’s top individual award Tuesday, settling instead for being named first team All-AAC.

But not player of the year.

That award split between Florida Atlantic’s Johnell Davis and South Florida’s Chris Youngblood,.who happen to play for the AAC’s top two teams.

Jones led the league in scoring at almost 22 points a game while pulling down seven and a half rebounds with over two steals a contest. Numbers not seen in Division one college basketball since Zion Williamson of Duke back in 2019. But those numbers not good enough to be named player of the year for the simple reason that the Tigers finished fifth in the standings.

Guessyou can’t have the best player if he doesn’t play for the best team or teams.

Jahvon Quinerly also making one of the AAC’s postseason teams as a third team selection.

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