Preston obtained a proposal from mid-major Ohio, taking off throughout his sophomore season in 2019-20 and main the Bobcats in nearly all offensive classes.
He missed 4 video games attributable to an damage in a 2020-21 season twice interrupted by coronavirus cancellations. Still, he averaged 16.6 factors per recreation, 7.2 assists and made 40% of his 3-point tries. His presents had been on show the day after Thanksgiving when he scored 31 factors and dished eight assists in Ohio’s 77-75 loss to Illinois, the eventual Big Ten champs.
“The world needs to know about his story,” second-year Ohio coach Jeff Boals stated. “It’s a movie. I’ve been coaching 26 years and I’ve never seen somebody in his situation, where he was in a five-year span — from 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, scoring 52 points his whole senior year — to where he is today.
“I’m excited for the world to see it, because it’s deserving, it’s earned, and it’s just an American story.”
Preston, now 6-4 and 187 kilos, appears snug within the highlight now, however, maybe predictably, is fast to deflect it.
“I’ve gotten a lot of attention for what’s happened recently,” he stated, “but I just want to say I wish some of my teammates would get some of the same love as well.”
Virginia coach Tony Bennett is a fan.