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MU’s Elmore second team All-American

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall basketball senior point guard, and reigning Conference USA Tournament MVP, Jon Elmore was named a pre-season 2nd team All-American by Blue Ribbon Yearbook Monday afternoon.
The Charleston, W.Va. native was joined on the 2nd Team by players such as Virginia’s Kyle Guy and Kansas’s Dedric Lawson.
In total, 20 Division I players across the nation were honored by the publication.
A member of the league’s all-conference first team and three-time C-USA Player of the week this past season, Elmore helped the Herd to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 31 years and the program’s first NCAA Tournament victory.
The rising senior became the first player in league history to lead C-USA in points and assists in consecutive seasons.
Last season, Elmore broke the school single-season records for points (816), assists (244), free throws (232) and free throw attempts (281).
During the 2017-18 season, Elmore led the team in three-pointers (98), three-point field goal attempts (275) and field goals (554), while he also led the nation in triple-doubles (two).
Through 96 career games, the Charleston, W.Va., native is fourth on the program’s scoring list (1,888 points), third in made 3-pointers (242), third in assists (592) and second in made free throws (518).
Of all of the players returning to college basketball for the 2018-19 season, Elmore ranked second last season in points and first in total assists.