ATHENS, Ohio – Ohio men's basketball sophomore guard Jason Preston was named the Mid-American Conference East Co-Player of the Week for his performance the week of Dec. 2, the league announced today (Dec. 9).
It is the second time this season that Preston (Orlando, Fla.) has earned the honor.
Preston continued to be the spark for the Bobcats, helping lead Ohio to a 2-0 week and helping them improve to 7-3 overall. On the week, Preston averaged a double-double with 15.5 points and 10.5 assists per game. He also added 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game as well. Preston went 12-of-16 (.750) from the field, 3-of-5 (.600) from three-point range and 4-of-5 (.800) from the free throw line.
On Dec. 4 against Rio Grande, Preston scored 11 points, going 5-of-5 from the field and 1-of-1 from three-point range, while grabbing one rebound and dishing out a career-high tying 13 assists in Ohio's 90-51 victory. Then on Dec. 8 against Tennessee Tech, Preston scored 20 points, going 7-of-11 from the field and 2-of-4 from three-point range, while also going 4-of-5 froth free throw line. Preston grabbed nine boards and dished out eight assists for the near triple double in the 81-54 win.
Up next, the Bobcats will have a week of for finals, before returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 17 when Ohio hosts Big Ten foe Purdue. Tip-off is set for 9 p.m. inside the Convocation Center where it can be seen on ESPN2.