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Walker 1st team All-Patriot League, Jones 2nd team

Andre Walker was named to the All-Patriot League first team as a junior.

Loyola Athletic Communications Press Release

Loyola University Maryland junior guard Andre Walker was named to the All-Patriot League First Team, and senior forward Jarred Jones earned second-team recognition, on Monday when the conference’s postseason honors were announced Monday.

Walker is the first Greyhounds men’s basketball player to earn first-team honors since Loyola joined the Patriot League for the 2013-2014 season. It is also the first time the Greyhounds have had two players named to All-League teams.

The duo will leave Loyola into the Patriot League Championships that start on Tuesday, Feb. 28, when the Greyhounds host Lafayette College at 7:30 p.m. in Reitz Arena. Tickets for the game can be purchased at LoyolaGreyhounds.com.

Jones and Walker lead, or are at the top, in nearly every statistical category for the Greyhounds. They have led, or tied for the team lead, Loyola in points during 24 of its 29 games during the regular-season, while doing the same in the assists category 26 times and steals on 23 occasions. Both players reached the 1,000-point plateaus for their careers in January.

Walker has scored 20 or more points six times this year while totaling 18 or 19 five more times. He leads the Greyhounds with 72 3-pointers made, and his 2.5 made per game are second-most in the Patriot League.

An All-Patriot League Second Team honoree a year ago, he has averaged 15.0 points per game this season, a mark that ranks sixth in the conference, while his 3.9 assists are eighth. Walker also tops the Patriot League in free-throw shooting; he has converted 94-of-110 at the charity stripe, good for 85.5 percent this season.

Entering the Patriot League Championships, Walker has scored 1,166 points during his career to rank 25th in school history. He crossed the 1,000-point mark on Jan. 16 against Boston University when he knocked down 9-of-12 threes to score a career-best 35 points. He has also moved into the top-10 of career steals (141, seventh) and assists (298, 10th).

Jones also has been an all-around contributor throughout his career for the Greyhounds with this season being no exception. When he scored his 1,000th career point on Jan. 28 at Lafayette, he became the second player in school history (Erik Etherly) to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 100 assists, 100 steals and 100 blocked shots. He is one of only six active NCAA Division I players to exceed those numbers.

This season, Jones leads the Greyhounds in scoring at 15.1 points per game, ranking fourth in the Patriot League. He has scored 20 or more points seven times and he has as many double-doubles this year. His 6.4 rebounds per game are second for Loyola and eighth in the conference. He is second in the League in blocked shots (34 total, 1.2 per game), while he is in the top-15 in steals (13th, 1.4), free-throw percentage (11th, 74.5) and field-goal percentage (13th, 46.7).

For his career, Jones is third all-time at Loyola in blocked shots (123), 10th in steals (130), 5th in rebounding (593) and 28th in points (1,148).

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