Boston, Mass. -- Youngstown State men's basketball senior Cameron Morse has been named to the 2017-18 Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I mid-major player. The 2017-18 Lou Henson National Player of the Year Award will be announced on March 31, 2018 at the CollegeInsider.com Awards Event in San Antonio, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.
Morse, a 2017-18 Preseason All-Horizon League First-Team selection, was named NABC All-Region 12 First-Team and All-Horizon League First-Team last season after averaging 22.9 points per game , which ranked second in the league. He became just the third player in school history to be named All-Horizon League in consecutive seasons and was the 37th player in school history to record 1,000 career points.
The native of Flint, Mich., ranks 15th all-time and sixth in YSU's Division I era with 1,421 career points and needs 579 points to become just the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
Youngstown State opens the 2017-18 season against Kent State, Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader. Tipoff is slated for 9 p.m. at the James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron, Ohio.