RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University freshman Jay'von Jackson (Plainfield, N.J./St. Mary-Elizabeth) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week for the period ending Jan. 6, the CACC announced today.
Jackson, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound guard/forward, set a Felician record with eight three-point field goals and tied a school freshman mark with 28 points in the Golden Falcons' Jan. 2 home CACC victory over Caldwell University. For the week, he shot 56 percent from the floor, including 8 for 13 from distance, and averaged 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as Felician split a pair of league games.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/mbkb/2018-19/releases/17POW.
Jackson has played in all 11 games for Felician this season, starting six. In 25.0 minutes per game, he is averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 2.0 assists. He is a 2018 graduate of St. Mary of the Assumption High of Elizabeth.
Also on Monday, Felician women's basketball sophomore guard Bionca Chambers (Bronx, N.Y./New Milford [N.J.]) was named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician men's basketball (3-8, 1-3 CACC) is guided by fourth-year head coach Ivan Lewis of Lodi. Jackson and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Tuesday, when they travel to Bronxville, N.Y., for a 5 p.m. CACC contest against Concordia (N.Y.) College.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.