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    Oct. 16, 2013

    CHICAGO – Senior UIC men’s basketball player Kelsey Barlow has been selected to the Preseason All-Horizon League Second Team as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon at its annual basketball media day.  The 6-foot-5 guard/forward will suit up for his final collegiate season after playing three years at Purdue and sitting out the 2012-13 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules.

    “We are happy for Kelsey that he is getting some recognition around the league,” said head coach Howard Moore.  “He has logged a ton of hours in the gym over the last year and it’s easy to see his passion for basketball.  Kelsey is an extremely hard worker and a great on-the-court leader.”

    Barlow will make his Flames’ debut on Nov. 2 in a home exhibition game against the University of Chicago, followed by the season opener versus Drake on Nov. 9 at the UIC Pavilion.

    The Indianapolis native made 40 starts and played in 93 total games during his three years with the Boilermakers.  He was named to the Big Ten’s All-Freshmen Team in 2009-10 and was Purdue’s first substitution in 22 games that season.  In his junior year, Barlow averaged 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, reaching double-digit point totals on 10 separate occasions.  Coming out of high school, Barlow was ranked as the No. 41 power forward in the country by ESPN.

    In the same Horizon League announcement, the UIC men’s basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the 2013-14 conference standings.

    A detailed listing of the preseason poll and All-League teams can be seen below…

    2013-14 Preseason Poll

    Rank     School (1st)                                               Points


     

     

    1.              Green Bay (21)                         390

    2.              Wright State (22)                      389

    3.              Cleveland State (2)                   338

    4.              Oakland (1)                             258

    5.              Youngstown State (1)                 219

    6.              Valparaiso                                205

    7.                   UIC                                                       151

    8.              Detroit                                      141

    9.              Milwaukee                                 69

     

    Player of the Year

    Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State                                  

     

    First Team All-League

    Kendrick Perry, G, Sr. – Youngstown State

    Keifer Sykes, G, Jr. - Green Bay

    Alec Brown, F/C, Sr. - Green Bay

    Travis Bader, G, Sr. - Oakland

    Cole Darling, F, Sr. - Wright State

     

    Second Team All-League

    Anton Grady, F., So. - Cleveland State

    Bryn Forbes, G, So. - Cleveland State

    Jordan Aaron, G, Sr. - Milwaukee

    Kelsey Barlow, G/F, Sr. - UIC

    Kamren Belin, F, Sr. - Youngstown State