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- Preseason WAC Player of the Year (2012-13)
- Preseason First-Team All-WAC (2012-13)
- First-Team All-WAC (2011-12); NABC District 6 Second Team (2011-12)
- CollegeInsider.com All-Tournament Team (2011-12)
- Academic All-WAC (2010)
2013-14 SEASON (SR):
Started all 32 games... One of four Aggies to play in all 32 games and only one of two players to start all 32 games... Averaged 12.4 points, 4.1 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 33.1 minutes of action per game... Netted 41.8 percent (132-of-316) of field goals, including 42.4 percent (70-of-165) from three-point range, as well as 78.0 percent (64-of-82) at the free throw line... Earned the USU team honor for Best Represents Aggie Basketball Award, as voted on by teammates... Named to the Basketball Travelers, Inc. Classic, sponsored by Gossner Foods All-Tournament Team... In final NCAA stats, ranked 15th in the nation in assist-turnover margin (2.93)... Ranked fourth in MW in three-pointers made with 2.2, ranking third in three-point field goal percentage (.424), as well as second in the league in assist-turnover ratio (2.9) and third in assists (4.1)... In MW only stats, ranked third in the conference in assists (4.4), as well as fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.398), fifth in assist-turnover ratio (2.8) and seventh in three-pointers made (2.1)... Returned to action in USC game (11/8/13) after missing final 15 games of 2012-13 season with fractured wrist suffered in New Mexico State game on Jan. 17, 2013... Netted a season-high 21 points against Mississippi State (11/23/13)... Had 85 consecutive starts in 107 career games played... Was 26th player in USU history to play in 100 career games... Became the 36th player in USU history to reach the 1,000 career points plateau with 18 points in the game at UC Santa Barbara, now with 1,368 career points, ranking at No. 16 on USU's career scoring list, becoming the 16th player in USU history with 1,300... Became the fifth Aggie player with 200 career treys, now with 213... Led USU in scoring 10 times this season and 41 times in last three seasons... Scored in double-figures 22 times this season and 67 times in career... Made at least one trey in 27 games this season and in 46 of his last 53 games played. Had season-long streak of at least one three-pointer in 12 games in a row... Had 66 career games with multiple three-pointers, including 21 games this season, netting season-high five against Utah Valley (12/14/13), as well as four in six other games this season, against USC (11/8/13), at UC Santa Barbara (11/16/13), vs. Mississippi State (11/23/13), at Boise State (1/18/14), against San Diego State (1/25/14) and at New Mexico (2/25/14)... Cracked into the USU top 10 for three-pointers made, now at No. 4 with 213 and is tied for No. 6 spot on Aggies' career three-point shooting percentage list at 41.5 percent, as well as No. 5 on career three-point attempts list with 513... Dished out three or more assists in 22 games this season, highlighted by career-high nine dimes against New Mexico (1/28/14), adding eight helpers twice, against San José State (1/4/14) and Colorado State (1/15/14), along with seven helpers three times, including in consecutive games, at Weber State (11/26/13) and vs. BYU (11/30/13), as well as against Nevada (2/5/14).
2012-13 SEASON (JR):
Missed final 15 games of season after suffering a fractured wrist on Jan. 17... Started first 16 games of season, giving him 53 consecutive starts and 75 career games played... Registered 16.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steals per game, playing 36.1 minutes per game... Shot 47.4 percent from the floor (82-of-173), including 39.3 percent from three-point range (33-of-84), as well as 81.8 percent at the free throw line (63-of-77)... Led USU in scoring nine times and 31 times in last two seasons... Posted double-digit scoring in 13 of 16 games played and 44 times in career, including season-high 25 at home against San Jose State (1/11), one of five 20-plus point outings on the year, adding 24 at UTSA (12/12) and 23 vs. UC Davis (12/21)... Made at least one three-pointer in 19 of last 21 games played, including 11 games this season with multiple treys, doing so in last eight games played, highlighted by season-high five at Texas State (12/31), as well as four against UC Davis (12/21)... At time of injury, was fourth in the WAC overall in scoring (16.3 ppg), while leading the league in conference only games (20.7 ppg)... Was also second in the conference for both overall free throw percentage (.818) and WAC only games (.816)... In three-point field goal percentage, was ninth in overall games (.393) and 12th in league only games (.395), as well as sixth in overall three-pointers made per game (2.06) and second in WAC only games (2.83)... Was also tied for eighth overall in assists (3.19), as well as sixth in overall assist-turnover ratio (1.59)... Also led the conference in minutes played both overall (36.06) and league only games (37.67)... Named the WAC Preseason Player of the Year as well as first-team preseason all-WAC.
2011-12 SEASON (R-SO):
Became just the second sophomore in school history along with Nate Harris in 2004 to earn first-team all-conference honors... Was also named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District 6 second team as he finished the year averaging 17.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, while shooting 49.6 percent from the field (204-of-411), 42.8 percent from three-point range (95-of-222) and 80.1 percent at the free throw line (125-of-156) in 35.2 minutes per game... Started all 37 games during the year to set a single-season school record for games played and started... Finished the year ranking second in the WAC and 16th in the nation in three-point shooting (.428), and third in the WAC and 80th in the country in scoring (17.0)... Also ranked 10th in the WAC and 75th in the nation in overall shooting (.496), and sixth in the WAC and 55th in the country in three-point field goals made per game (2.57)... Also ranked fourth in the WAC in free throw shooting (.801), seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.70) and ninth in assists (3.35)... Scored in double-figures 31 times during the season, including 13 20-point games... Scored a career-high 32 points against Idaho (2/24) as he was 11-of-13 from the field, 6-of-8 from three-point range and 4-for-5 at the free throw line... Scored 27 of his 32 points in the second-half which are the most points scored by an Aggie in a single-half since Nate Williams scored 29 of his 45 points in the second-half against Saint Peter's on Dec. 8. 1969... Furthermore, those 32 points by Medlin are the most scored by an Aggie since Gary Wilkinson scored 33 points in an 83-77 overtime win at Fresno State on Jan. 31, 2009... Scored in double-figuers in each of his last five games and in 19 of his last 20 to end the season... Also had 20-plus points in three of his final five games of the season as he was named to the CollegeInsider.com all-tournament team... Was also named the Most Valuable Player of the Utah State hosted Athletes In Action Classic as USU defeated UT Arlington (73-69), Saint Peter's (72-47) and Kent State (81-62) to claim the tournament championship... Was 8-of-11 from three-point range at Idaho State (11/26) as those eight made treys are tied for the third-most made in a single-game in school history and were tied for the 17th-most made in a single-game in the NCAA at the Division I level during the year... Went 13-for-14 at the free throw line against both Hawai'i (1/26) and Loyola Marymount (3/21)... That shooting percentage from the free throw line against LMU (.929) is a single-game postseason school record, as are the 13 made free throws... Recorded a career-high nine rebounds three times during the season and had five or more rebounds 14 times overall... Dished out a career-high eight assists twice during the year and had five or more assists eight times overall... Played a career-high 40 minutes twice during the season including against Mercer in the championship game of the CIT... Led the team in scoring 22 times during the year... Was also the team leader in assists 15 times and rebounding six times... Took four charges and had four dunks during the season... Scored 628 points as a sophomore to rank as the 10th-most in a single-season in school history, including the second-most by an underclassmen trailing Marvin Roberts who scored 718 points as a sophomore in 1969... Made 95 three-pointers as a sophomore to rank as the third-most in a single-season in school history, and ranks fourth all-time in three-point attempts in a single-season with 222... Also ranks second all-time at USU for a single-season in minutes played with 1,302 during his sophomore season... Became just the sixth underclassmen in school history to lead his team in scoring along with Cornell Green, (1959-60), Wayne Estes (1962-63), Marvin Roberts (1968-69), Greg Grant (1983-84) and Kendall Youngblood (1989-90).
2010-11 SEASON (So):
Redshirted during his second season at Utah State.
Was one of 10 NCAA Division I student-athletes who participated in a week long tour with Athletes in Action in Poland... Averaged 8.0 points in four games, scoring in double-figures twice... Shot 46.2 percent from the field (12-of--26), 42.9 percent from three-point range (6-of-14) and was 2-of-2 at the free throw line.
2009-10 SEASON (FR):
Played in 22 games during his first season at Utah State and averaged 10.6 minutes off the bench... Finished the year averaging 3.7 points and 0.7 rebounds, while shooting 40.9 percent from the field (27-of-66), 37.5 percent from three-point range (15-of-40) and 92.9 percent at the free throw line (13-of-14)... Scored a season-high 17 points against Southern Utah (11/28) as he was 5-of-8 from the field and 5-of-6 from three-point range, which ranks tied for the ninth-best single-game shooting performance from behind the arc in school history... Scored eight or more points five times during the season... Had a season-high three rebounds against Brigham Young (12/2) and played a season-high 19 minutes in back-to-back games at Cal State Bakersfield (12/16) and Long Beach State (12/18)... An academic all-WAC honoree.
Ranked as the 43rd-best prep player in Texas by Texas Hoops... Averaged 22.5 points per game as a prep senior and led Hebron High School to a 20-11 record and an appearance in the District 6 Championship game... During his senior season, he shot 53.0 percent from the field, 44.0 percent from three-point range and 76.0 percent from the free throw line... Scored a career-high 34 points in the district championship game against L.D. Bell High School and scored 30-plus points three times during the year... As a prep senior, he led his district with 739 points and was the second-leading scorer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area... Was named the District 6-5A Offensive Most Valuable Player as a senior and was a McDonald's All-American nominee... Also earned all-region honors during his senior season, along with earning all-district honors as both a junior and senior... During his junior campaign, he averaged approximately 11.0 points per game.
Full name is Preston Jerome Medlin... Born in San Antonio, Texas... Parents are Brenda and Dwayne Medlin... Has one brother... His mother competed in the heptathlon at the University of Oklahoma... Enjoys going to the mall, playing video games and all sports... Majoring in business administration.
Year GP-GS Min-Avg. FG Pct. 3FG Pct. FT Pct. Pts. Avg. Reb. Avg. PF-D Ast. TO Blk. Stl. 2010 22-0 233-10.6 27-66 .409 15-40 .375 13-14 .929 82 3.7 15 0.7 14-0 13 23 1 2 2011 Redshirted 2012 37-37 1302-35.2 204-411 .496 95-222 .428 125-156 .801 628 17.0 164 4.4 55-1 124 73 5 26 2013 16-16 577-36.1 82-173 .474 33-84 .393 63-77 .818 260 16.3 56 3.5 15-0 51 32 3 16 Total 75-53 2112-28.2 312-650 .480 143-346 .413 201-247 .814 970 12.9 235 3.1 84-1 188 128 9 44
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