Josh Mayo Named CollegeInsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-American
Nov. 5, 2008
Chicago, Ill.- UIC senior guard Josh Mayo (Merrillville, Ind./Merrillville H.S.) was named to the 2008-09 collegeinsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team on Wednesday, Nov. 5.
Mayo was one of 25 players from around the nation to earn the honor.
The 2008-09 Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year and a Preseason All-Horizon League First Team selection, Mayo averaged 17.1 points per game last season and is the conference's top returning scorer.
The 5-foot-11 sharpshooter, who hit at a clip of 47.0 percent (94-for-200) from beyond the arc last season to rank seventh in the nation in three-point shooting, is the first UIC player to earn Preseason Mid-Major All-America honors from collegeinsider.com since Cedrick Banks received the accolades prior to the 2003-04 and 2004-05 campaigns.
In addition to Mayo's honor from collegeinsider.com, UIC also received votes for the online publication's Preseason Mid-Major Top 25.
Mayo and the Flames will give fans a sneak peek of the 2008-09 team next Tuesday, Nov. 11 in an exhibition game against Aurora at the UIC Pavilion beginning at 8 p.m.
To see the entire list of 2008-09 collegeinsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-Americans, click here.
To see the 2008-09 collegeinsider.com Preseason Mid-Major Top 25, click here.