CLEVELAND -- Ohio men's basketball sophomore point guard Jason Preston (Orlando, Fla.) was named the Mid-American Conference East Division Co-Player of the Week for his performance the week of Nov. 11, the league announced today (Nov. 18).
Preston kept up his hot start to the season, helping Ohio go 1-1 on the week. Last week, Preston averaged 21.5 points per game, while grabbing 8.5 rebounds, dished out 6.5 assists and grabbed three steals and had one block. Overall, Preston shot 51.4 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from three-point range and was perfect from the charity stripe.
On Nov. 13 at Iona, Preston was unstoppable, recording career highs in points (27) and rebounds (14), for his third double double of the season. He also dished out five assists and had two steals in the 81-72 victory. Preston went 10-of-17 from the field, 2-of-4 from three-point range and 5-of-5 from the free throw line while playing all 40 minutes. On Nov. 16 at No. 10 Villanova, Preston was steady, scoring 16 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dishing out eight assists with one steal, while going 8-of-18 from the field in 36 minutes on the court.
Up next, the Bobcats head to Conway, S.C. for the 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational Nov. 21-24. Ohio will open the tournament Thursday, Nov. 21 when they take on No. 24 Baylor at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN2.