Saint Joseph’s forward C.J. Aiken has been named the Big 5 Player of the Week for November 28. It marks the second week in a row that the Hawks have earned or shared the Big 5’s weekly honor.
The sophomore from Conshohocken, Pa., averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocked shots as the Hawks went 1-1. He shot 70 percent (14-for-20) from the field and 60 percent (3-for-6) from three-point range in the two contests.
Aiken began the week scoring a career-high 19 points and tying his personal best with nine rebounds in the Hawks’ 104-99 loss at Iona. He connected on 8-for-12 from the field in the game while registering four blocks.
He followed that with 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in SJU’s 65-47 win over Penn State in the home opener on Saturday. Aiken converted 6-of-8 shots, with 2-of-3 three-pointers, and added four blocks. He had seven points and two blocks as SJU jumped out to a 22-0 lead in the first seven minutes.
Saint Joseph’s (4-2) will host city rival Drexel (2-2) on Wednesday evening at Hagan Arena. The game will be broadcast on SportsRadio 610 WIP beginning at 7 p.m.