DMV Star of the Week - Jeshaun Jones
Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.”
This week’s DMV Star of the Week is Maryland wide receiver Jeshaun Jones.
In Saturday’s regular season finale for the Terps, Jones had nine receptions for 152 yards and a touchdown, on his way to helping Maryland win its eighth game of the year in a dominant 37-0 victory over Rutgers.
It was the best game of Jones’ career and he did it on his senior day.
It’s been quite the career at Maryland for Jones, who has suffered two season-ending injuries while in College Park, including an ACL tear in 2019 and another ACL tear last October.
“That was one of my main goals this year, is to finish the whole season healthy,” Jones said following his career-best performance. “And now that I’ve done that, that’s checked off the list and I’m appreciative of that, and I’m blessed man.”
As you could probably guess, Jones did play in all 12 games for Maryland this season. His resilience and dominant performance caught the eye of head coach Mike Locksley as well.
“[Jeshaun] shows the toughness that you want, the resiliency, all the pillars of our program,” Locksley said. “I was really happy to see him be able to have the type of game today, coming off of two ACL’s…it was great to see him play the way he played today.”
The Terps will play in a bowl game, finishing 7-5 on the year. They won’t know their destination until next weekend, but Jeshaun Jones and Maryland are not done just yet.
The DMV saw nine teams in action this past week, including The Washington Commanders, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Maryland football team and the Georgetown, George Washington, Maryland, American and Howard basketball teams.
Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week:
Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson rushed for 105 yards on 18 carries in Sunday’s win over Atlanta, adding 2 catches for 20 yards and a touchdown through the air
Washington Capitals players Sonny Milano, T.J. Oshie and Alex Ovechkin all scored 2 points in Friday’s 3-0 victory over Calgary
Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma had 33 points and 7 rebounds in Wednesday’s 113-105 loss to Miami
Capitals goalie Darcy Kuemper saved all 32 shots he faced in Friday’s 3-0 win over Calgary
Wizards guard Bradley Beal scored 30 points and added 5 rebounds and 4 assists in Sunday’s 130-121 loss to Boston
Former DMV Star of the Week and current Maryland running back Roman Hemby had 19 carries for 70 yards and 3 touchdowns in Saturday’s 37-0 victory over Rutgers
Howard basketball forward William Settle had a double-double in Saturday’s 56-55 win over Austin Peay, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in the win
American University defeated Georgetown basketball for the first time since 1982 in a 74-70 victory on Wednesday
George Washington guard Brendan Adams scored 20 points against UC San Diego and 25 points against New Hampshire this past week as the Colonials fell to UCSD and defeated New Hampshire
Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:
Washington Commanders: (7-5, T-4th in NFC East)
12/4 @ New York Giants
Washington Capitals: (9-11-3, 6th in Metropolitan Division)
11/29 @ Vancouver
12/1 @ Seattle
12/3 @ Calgary
Washington Wizards: (10-10, 8th in Eastern Conference)
11/28 vs. Minnesota
11/30 @ Brooklyn
12/2 @ Charlotte
12/4 vs. LA Lakers
Maryland Football: (7-5 overall, 4-5 in Big 10, 4th in B10 East)
Unknown Bowl Game
Georgetown Basketball: (4-3 overall, 0-0 in Big East)
11/30 @ Texas Tech
12/3 vs. South Carolina
Maryland Basketball: (6-0 overall, 0-0 in Big 10)
11/29 @ Louisville
12/2 vs. Illinois
Howard Basketball: (4-5 overall, 0-0 in MEAC)
11/30 @ Yale
12/3 @ Hampton
American University Basketball: (4-2 overall, 0-0 in Patriot League)
11/29 vs. Albany
George Washington Basketball: (4-2 overall, 0-0 in Atlantic 10)
11/30 vs. South Carolina
12/4 @ Radford