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Preston Named Second-Team NABC All-District

Preston Named Second-Team NABC All-District

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ATHENS, Ohio -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released the 2019-20 NABC Division I All-District teams and coaches, as selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I, with Ohio men's basketball sophomore guard Jason Preston earning a spot on the District 14 Second Team. 

Preston (Orlando, Fla) finished the regular season averaging 16.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 7.4 assists per game, while shooting 51.5 percent from the field, 40.7 percent from three-point range and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. Preston finished the conference season with 17.2 points per game, while also adding 6.7 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game. Preston shot 51.7 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from three-point range and 70.0 percent from the free throw line. Preston scored a career-high 27 points three times this season, first against Iona and twice in MAC play, once against Buffalo and again against Toledo, while also scoring in double figures 17 times during conference play. Preston also finished the season second in the nation in total assists and finished first in the Mid-American Conference in assists, assist/turnover margin and minutes played, while also finishing fifth in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage. He was also named the MAC East Player of the Week five times this season, the most of any player in the East Division and to the All-MAC Second Team. 

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas.  Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game.  The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches.  All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes.  The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.  Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.

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