Jehyve Floyd Named Preseason All-Patriot League

Holy Cross Athletics   10-17-2018

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Senior forward Jehyve Floyd, a member of the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, has been selected to the 2018-2019 preseason All-Patriot League team, in voting by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, the Crusaders have been picked to finish in fifth place in the 2018-2019 Patriot League preseason poll.

Floyd was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year last season, in addition to being selected to the All-Patriot League third team, the Patriot League All-Defensive team and the Patriot League All-Tournament team. He averaged 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots per game in 2017-2018, while connecting on 66.8 percent of his field goal attempts (165 of 247). Floyd led the Patriot League in field goal percentage and blocked shots, while standing 11th in rebounding and 18th in scoring. He also ranked fourth in the nation in field goal percentage and 30th in blocked shots. Over the course of his career with the Crusaders, Floyd has now totaled 531 points, 269 rebounds and 113 blocked shots with a .645 field goal percentage (233 of 361).

Holy Cross received 109 total points in the conference preseason poll to place fifth. Lehigh placed first in the poll with 145 total points and seven first-place votes, followed by Bucknell in second with 140 points and eight first-place votes. Colgate placed third with 130 points and three first-place votes, while Boston University was fourth with 121 points and two first-place votes. The preseason rankings were rounded out by Army West Point (sixth, 71 points), American (seventh, 64 points), Navy (eighth, 52 points), Lafayette (ninth, 46 points) and Loyola (10th, 22 points).

The Crusaders are scheduled to open the season on Tuesday, Nov. 6, when they play host to Sacred Heart at 7:05 p.m.

PRESEASON PATRIOT LEAGUE POLL
Team (1st place) Votes
1.  Lehigh (7) 145
2.  Bucknell (8) 140
3.  Colgate (3) 130
4.  Boston University (2) 121
5.  Holy Cross 109
6.  Army West Point 71
7.  American 64
8.  Navy 52
9.  Lafayette 46
10.  Loyola (Md.) 22

PRESEASON ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE TEAM
Name, Yr., Pos., School
Jehyve Floyd, Sr., F, Holy Cross
Sa’eed Nelson, Jr., G, American
Will Rayman, Jr., F, Colgate
Nate Sestina, Sr., F, Bucknell
Lance Tejada, Sr., G, Lehigh

Preseason Player of the Year:
Sa’eed Nelson, Jr., G, American


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