Jones, a 6-8 forward from Portland, Ore., tallied 20.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 3.0 steals leading the Wildcats to wins over St. John's and fifth-ranked North Carolina. Jones scored a season-high 26 points while tying his season marks with nine rebounds and four blocked shots against St. John's. He tied or set career marks with four steals, 11 free-throws made and 16 free throws attempted. Jones scored 14 first-half points in win over North Carolina and finished the game with three blocks. He has made a 3-pointer in every game he's attempted one this season.
The award is Jones' first this season, and the second for UK. Anthony Davis was named Freshman of the Week earlier this season.