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PSU Men’s Basketball players earn Little East Conference recognition

PSU Men’s Basketball players earn Little East Conference recognition

Leroy, Osgood named to All-LEC First Team

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The top two scorers for the Plymouth State University men's basketball team were recognized by the Little East Conference (LEC) Tuesday as the league announced its major awards winners and all-conference teams.

            Sophomore Jaylen Leroy (Manchester, N.H.) and junior Mike Osgood (Nashua, N.H.), who finished one-two in scoring in the LEC, were both selected to the All-LEC First Team after a vote of the conference's eight head coaches.

            Leroy led the league with a 23.7 points per game average, a mark that was the 13th highest among all of NCAA Division III. He finished with 30+ points in seven games, including a career-high 43 points at Rhode Island College on Jan. 13. Leroy finished the year shooting 42.7% from the floor and 33.7% from beyond the arc and was the Panthers' leading scorer in 14 of the team's 26 games.

            The 6-2 guard poured in 593 points on the season and now sits in 48th place among Plymouth State's all-time leading scorers with 867 points after just two seasons. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals per game this winter.

            Osgood was just as much of an offensive threat. He led the team in scoring 12 times while averaging 21.4 points per game, the 34th highest mark in the country and second to only Leroy in the Little East. He eclipsed the 30-point plateau five times and poured in a career-best 38 points in a game against Eastern Connecticut State University on Jan. 27. At the time the Warriors were ranked #17 in the nation.

            The 6-8 forward with a sweet stroke connected on 51.3% of his attempts from the field and shot 35.7% from downtown. He also averaged 7.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game while igniting the home crowd with his signature dunks. He finished the season with 557 points while posting career-bests in every offensive category. He currently stands 37th all-time with 939 career points and is just 61 points shy of becoming the 31st 1,000-point scorer in program history.

            This is the first time since the 2004-05 season the Plymouth State had multiple first teamers.

            PSU ended the year 10-16 overall (2-12 LEC) after bowing out to #10 Eastern Connecticut in the first round of the LEC Tournament. The Panthers will lose just two players to graduation and eight of the 15 rostered players were in their freshman or sophomore seasons.

 

Little East Conference

2017-18 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams

 

First Team

Tarchee Brown, Eastern Connecticut

Ty Nichols, Keene State

Carlos Gonzalez, Eastern Connecticut

Tyler Rowe, Western Connecticut

Mike Osgood, Plymouth State

Jaylen Leroy, Plymouth State

 

Second Team

Michael Boyd, UMass Boston

Joshua Imadiyi, UMass Dartmouth

Arinze Obiora, UMass Dartmouth

Christian McCue, Southern Maine

James Anozie, Keene State

 

 

 

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