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Jehyve Floyd Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year

Holy Cross Athletics   03-04-2019

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior forward Jehyve Floyd has been named the 2018-2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in men’s basketball. Floyd, who was also selected second team All-Patriot League and to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team, becomes just the second individual in conference history to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors more than once.

Floyd has averaged 12.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 blocked shots per game this season, while connecting on 67.9 percent of his field goal attempts (169 of 249). He currently leads the Patriot League in blocked shots, while standing second in field goal percentage, fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.8-to-1), eighth in rebounding, eighth in assists and 20th in scoring. Floyd, who has broken the Holy Cross single-season record for blocked shots with 76, also ranks third in the nation in field goal percentage and 10th in blocks. Over the course of his career with the Crusaders, he has now totaled 920 points, 458 rebounds, 197 assists and 189 blocked shots with a .659 field goal percentage (402 of 610). Floyd is the all-time Holy Cross and Patriot League leader in career field goal percentage.

Holy Cross (15-16, 6-12 Patriot League), which finished 10th in the conference regular season standings, returns to action on Tuesday, March 5, when it travels to Lafayette for a first round game in the Patriot League Tournament. The contest between the Crusaders and the Leopards is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. from the Kirby Sports Center.

A complete list of the 2018-2019 All-Patriot League teams follows.


All-Patriot League First Team
Rapolas Ivanauskas, Colgate, Jr., F
Andrew Kostecka, Loyola (Md.), Jr., G
Kimbal Mackenzie, Bucknell, Sr., G
Sa’eed Nelson, American, Jr., G
Lance Tejada, Lehigh, Sr., G

All-Patriot League Second Team
Jordan Burns, Colgate, So., G
Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Max Mahoney, Boston University, Jr., F
Will Rayman, Colgate, Jr., F
Nate Sestina, Bucknell, Sr., F

All-Patriot League Third Team
Hasan Abdullah, Navy, Sr., G
Jordan Cohen, Lehigh, Jr., G
Tommy Funk, Army West Point, Jr., G
Justin Jaworski, Lafayette, So., G
Kyle Leufroy, Lehigh, Sr., G

Patriot League All-Defensive Team
Hasan Abdullah, Navy, Sr., G
Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Andrew Kostecka, Loyola (Md.), Jr., G
Bruce Moore, Bucknell, Jr., F
Will Rayman, Colgate, Jr., F

Patriot League All-Rookie Team
Jaylin Andrews, Loyola (Md.), Fr., G
Jacob Boonyasith, American, Fr., G
John Carter Jr., Navy, Fr., G
Jonas Harper, Boston University, Fr., G
Tucker Richardson, Colgate, Fr., G

Player of the Year: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Colgate, Jr., F
Defensive Player of the Year: Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Rookie of the Year: Tucker Richardson, Colgate, Fr., G
Coach of the Year: Matt Langel, Colgate


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