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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Iona's Jones named MAAC Player of the Year

By Kieran Darcy

Iona guard Lamont "Momo" Jones has been named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year, the conference announced on Thursday.

Jones, a 6-foot senior from Harlem, is currently the third-leading scorer in all of Division I, averaging 23.2 points per game.

Also, Manhattan junior forward Rhamel Brown was named the MAAC's Defensive Player of the Year.

Iona (17-13, 11-7) is the No. 4 seed in this year's MAAC tournament. The Gaels will play No. 5 seed Canisius in the quarterfinals, on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in Springfield, Mass.

Manhattan (12-17, 9-9) is the No. 6 seed, and will play No. 3 seed Loyola (MD) on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.