Preston named First Team All-Star, Leroy earns All-Rookie Team nod
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University men's basketball team were recognized Tuesday with announcement of the 2016-17 All-Little East Conference Team.
Senior Jack Preston (Nashua, N.H./South) earned the top honor for the Panthers, as he was named First Team All-Conference. Freshman Jaylen Leroy (Manchester, N.H./Central) was also recognized for his outstanding campaign with selection to the LEC All-Rookie Team. The All-Conference teams are selected by a vote of the LEC's head coaches.
A 6-6 forward, Preston averaged 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds this season, ranking second in the LEC in scoring and seventh in rebounding. He led the league and ranked 29th nationally in field goal percentage, converting 59.7 percent (142-of-238). He posted six double-doubles during the season, reaching double figures in point and rebounds, doing his work off the Panther bench as he started just one game this year.
Preston wrapped up an outstanding career for the Panthers, finishing his four years with 1,061 points after scoring just 66 points as a freshman. He ranks 18th on PSU's career scoring list.
A 6-2 guard, Leroy averaged 11.0 points per game this season, including 12.2 points in LEC games. He ranked third on the team and 19th in the conference in scoring, including tops among all freshmen. Leroy made 47 three-pointers in 25 games, fourth-best in the conference, converting at a 36.2 percent clip.
The Panthers finished in a tie for fourth in the LEC this season under head coach Andrew Novick, the best conference finish since 2008-09. PSU earned a home game in the first round of the playoffs for the first time in eight years, and wound up the season with a 12-13 overall record.
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