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Jones/Warren Named All-NCAC Honorees

Jones/Warren Named All-NCAC Honorees

CLEVELAND, Ohio – After leading the Hiram College men's basketball team to their second winning season in three years, Terrier seniors, Kelvin Jones and Terrence Warren have been named All-North Coast Athletic Conference selections, announced the NCAC on Wednesday morning.

After steadily climbing the conference ladder over the last two seasons, Jones has been recognized as a First-Team All-NCAC selection. The honor marks his third time as an all-conference selection after being named a second-team pick as a junior, and earning honorable mention honors following his sophomore season.

Jones becomes the first Terrier since Aaron Stefanov in 2014 to be named a First-Team All-NCAC selection. Additionally, he is the fourth Terrier since 2000 to earn the award (Stefanov, Jamaal Watkins, Chris Roberts).

Jones finished the season as the only player in the conference to average a double-double for the second-straight season. The Terrier big man averaged 15.6 points and 10.7 rebounds per night, while ranking third in the NCAC in field-goal percentage (.611).  

Jones' shooting percentage marked the third time in his career that he has finished a season making over 60% of his shots. His career percentage at the end of his four years has broken the Hiram College career mark and now sits at .622.

Throughout the 2017-18 season, Jones produced double-digit scoring in 21 of his 23 games, tallying at least 20, six times.

Jones posted 15 double-doubles on the year, which included a 20-point, 18-rebound performance against Denison University on Jan. 16.

In 11 of his 15 games against NCAC opponents (Jones missed three due to injury), he tallied a double-double, averaging over 17 points per game against the conference.

For his career, Jones will go down as just the second three-time All-NCAC honoree since Hiram joined the conference in 2000 (Chris Roberts earned three awards in 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11). In addition, he is just the third player in program history to total over 1,000 points and 800 rebounds (joining Hiram Hall of Fame inductees Ken Rowen ('65) and John Lampe ('93)).

In just his second season with the Terriers after transferring in as a junior, Warren earned his first-ever All-NCAC honor, garnering honorable mention distinction.

Warren made a big leap in offensive production during his senior season, significantly upping both his points and assists per game.

During his senior campaign, Warren went from 18.3 minutes to 30.3 and improved across the board. He ranked third on the roster at 10.6 points per night, while leading the team and ranking fourth in the league in assists per night (3.7).

Not turning the ball over was key for the Terrier offense in 2017-18, and Warren ranked second in the league in assist/turnover ratio (3.1), ranking just behind the NCAC's Player of the Year, Nate Axelrod.

For his career, Warren was exceptionally good at taking care of the basketball, finishing with over 100 more assists than turnovers, and completing his career with a 3.0 A/T ratio.

The senior guard became a go-to offensive option later in the season, scoring over double figures in six of his last seven games, including posting a game-high 16 in the Terriers postseason matchup with Denison.

Warren scored in double figures 15 times on the season, including breaking the 20-point plateau, twice. He shot a career best .460 from the field, .390 from beyond the arc and .864 at the charity stripe.

 

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