LakePoint, Ga. - Jacksonville swept through the opening set of ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Weekly Awards as J.R. Holder and Cody Helgeland collected accolades after a season-opening road win vs. Denver.
Holder set a career-high in points with 30 as he finished 9-of-12 from the floor including connecting on two three pointers. The senior guard's effort helped the Dolphins win their first season opener since 2007. Holder added four rebounds and one steal in the eight-point victory.
Helgeland added to Holder's scoring efforts with 20 in his Jacksonville debut. The junior forward finished 5-of-10 on field goals including 3-of-6 from deep. A perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe, Helgeland contributed six rebounds, two assists and two steals in 38 minutes of action.
ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week - Nov. 14th
J.R. Holder, Jacksonville
Senior | Forward | Atlanta, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Conference Player of the Week
- Set a new career-high in points with 30 in win at Denver
- Connected on 9-of-12 shots including 2-of-4 from deep
- Made 10 out of 14 free throw attempts in 92-84 victory
- Added four rebounds and one steal in 36 minutes of action
- Leads ASUN in scoring after opening weekend of play
Other Nominees: Nick Masterson, Kennesaw State; Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb; Damon Lynn, NJIT; Mike Cunningham, USC Upstate.
ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Newcomer of the Week - Nov. 14th
Cody Helgeland, Jacksonville
Junior | Forward | Toccoa, Ga.
- First Career ASUN Conference Newcomer of the Week
- Played 38 minutes in Jacksonville's 92-84 road win vs. Denver
- Totaled 20 points in JU debut; shot 5-of-10 from the floor
- Connected on 3-of-6 attempts from behind the arc
- Added six rebounds, two assists and two steals
- Helped Dolphins earn first season-opening win since 2007
Other Nominees: Kenny Cooper, Lipscomb; Anthony Tarke, NJIT.
|Date||ASUN Player of the Week||ASUN Newcomer of the Week|
|Nov. 14th||J.R. Holder, Jacksonville||Cody Helgeland, Jacksonville|