Javon McCrea has been named to the 2013 Lou Henson preseason All-America team.
Established in 2010, the Lou Henson Award is an annual prize who's winner is determined by CollegeInsider.com. They look for the the most outstanding mid-major men's college basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. The award is named for legendary Illinois, Hadrin-Simmons and New Mexico State head coachLou Henson. Henson compiled 779 all-time wins putting him in the top 10 of NCAA coaching wins in men's basketball history.
At the same time the Henson Award was established, College Insider also created the Lou Henson All-America Team, consisting of the 30 players that its selection committee deems to be the top Division I mid-major players.
Buffalo's McCrea enters his final season fifth in school history in career scoring with 1,467 points after a junior campaign where he became the school’s single-season scoring leader. Last season the two time first team All MAC forward finished second in the MAC in scoring (18.0), tied for third in rebounding (7.9), third in field goal percentage (.557), and second in blocked shots (89).
The UB faithful will have their first chance to see McCrea playing under the system of new head coach Bobby Hurley on October 19th at an open practice right before to UB’s football game against UMass. On Oct. 25, McCrea and his teammates will show off their skills as part of Bulls Madness, which will take place in Alumni Arena.