BOSTON – Elon University senior forward Lucas Troutman was named to the 2013 Lou Henson Preseason All-American Team on Thursday, Oct. 3. The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top Mid-Major player in Division I college basketball.
Troutman, a first-team All-Southern Conference selection last season, ranked fifth in the SoCon in scoring at 15.1 points per game and second in field-goal percentage with a 54.6 percent clip. Troutman tallied a league and Elon single-season best 64 blocks last year, setting the school record for blocked shots in a career on Feb. 16. The Belton, S.C., native was named the SoCon Player of the Week twice on Nov. 27 and Feb. 5. Troutman scored his 1,000th career point on Feb. 2 in a home victory over Samford, tying a career-high with 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds and six blocked shots. Troutman was named the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational Regional Games Most Outstanding Player on Nov. 18 after leading Elon to the tournament’s title. During the two-day tournament, Troutman averaged 16.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game. Troutman scored in double figures 27 times this season, including a streak of 22-straight games from Nov. 13 to Feb. 7. Troutman was also named to the SoCon All-Tournament team and was an All-District selection.
The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years.
Elon men’s basketball opens the regular season at home on Nov. 8 against Washington & Lee. The team’s lone exhibition game is slated for Nov. 4 against Lynchburg.