Saint Joseph's C.J. Aiken (Conshohocken, Pa./Plymouth Whitemarsh) was named Big 5 Player of the Week after helping the Hawks to a 1-1 record against Iona and Penn State. The sophomore forward had 33 points, 17 rebounds and eight blocks in the two games while shooting 70 percent from the floor.
Aiken started the week with a career-high 19 points in the double-overtime loss to the Iona Gaels while playing 46 minutes, gathering 9 rebounds and adding four blocks in defeat. He then added 14 points and eight rebounds to go along with another four blocks in a 65-47 victory over Penn State.
This is the first time Aiken has been named Big 5 Player of the Week, and he's the second straight Hawk to win the award--junior guard Carl Jones won the first award of the season. For the season, the 6'9" sophomore is averaging 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game to go along with 4.2 blocks.
Last season, Aiken averaged 7.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 27.5 minutes while setting the Saint Joseph's freshman record for blocks (117), which also represented the second-highest total in Hawk history.
In addition to Aiken's award, the Big 5 named three honorable mentions: La Salle guard Sam Mills, Temple guard Khalif Wyatt and Penn guard Zack Rosen.
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