February 21, 2024
Jaedon LeDee. Photograph credit score: Derrick Tuskan by way of goaztecs.com

Jaedon LeDee has rather a lot to be pleased about this Thanksgiving.

Alternatively, the San Diego State ahead earned it, as he garnered nationwide, convention and occasion honors for his stellar play within the Aztecs’ three wins final week.

The senior was amongst 5 gamers who made the Basketball Writers Affiliation’s Oscar Robertson Nationwide Gamers of the Week checklist. He stood alone on three different lists, as he was named Nationwide Participant of the Week by ESPN, NCAA March Insanity and the Lute Olson Award.

ESPN famous that “his first two weeks of the 2023-24 season can actually be labeled as a breakout. LeDee is placing up merely ridiculous numbers.”

He additionally obtained the Mountain West Convention Participant of the Week, award in addition to being named the Most Priceless Participant on the Continental Tire Foremost Occasion event in Las Vegas.
The Houston native averaged 28.7 factors, 12 rebounds and a pair of.3 assists in San Diego State’s wins over Lengthy Seashore State, St. Mary’s and Washington, video games by which he shot 57.1% from the ground (28-of-39).

Within the ultimate sport, a 100-97 extra time thriller, he turned the primary Aztec since at the very least the beginning of the 1996-97 season to complete at the very least 34 factors and 17 rebounds in a sport. He’s the one participant in MW historical past to do it whereas taking pictures at the very least 50% from the sector.
It was additionally the primary time that an Aztec scored 34 factors in a sport since Aerick Sanders did so in opposition to Portland on Dec. 31, 2003.

To begin the week, LeDee equaled his career-high with 27 factors in opposition to Lengthy Seashore State.
Within the Continental Tire Foremost Occasion opener in opposition to Saint Mary’s, LeDee had 25 factors on 10-of-17 taking pictures.
LeDee is the second Division I participant over the past 10 seasons to attain greater than 20 factors on at the very least 55% taking pictures within the first 5 video games of a season, becoming a member of Obi Toppin who did so within the 2019-20 season en path to the Wood Award.
San Diego State returns to motion in opposition to Cal at 4 p.m. Saturday on the SoCal Showcase in San Juan Capistrano.