... for top free throw shooter and freshman in January
Numbers to Know: January recap - Men's College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Free Throw Shooter of the Month – Lamont Jones, Iona
(November: Jordan Adams; December: Tyler Haws)
Jones hit more free throws than anyone else, and almost shot 90 percent from the line. He went 67-for-75 (89.3 percent) during the month, as he continues to make opponents pay for fouling him. That went a long way toward his 22.1 PPG during the month, which ranked seventh in the nation.
Freshman of the Month – Jahii Carson, Arizona State
(November: Marcus Smart; December: Anthony Bennett)
Arizona State was picked to finish 11th in the Pac-12, but now rests squarely on the tournament bubble. Carson’s the main reason, and his January shows why. He averaged 17.5 PPG (third among D-I freshmen) and 4.6 APG (tied for ninth among freshmen) during the month. On the season, he’s on pace to be the first major conference freshman since Shaheen Halloway in 1996-97 to average 17 PPG and 5 APG.