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Alexis Yetna Named 2018-19 AAC Freshman of the Year

The Paris, France, native became the first USF player to receive conference freshman of the year honors in 40 years.

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USF men’s basketball forward Alexis Yetna was voted on by conference coaches as AAC Freshman of the Year, the first Bull to receive such honors since Jorge Azcoitia was named Sun Belt Freshman of the Year in 1979.

The French product bursted onto the scene in his first year of eligibility as a Bull, averaging 12.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

His prowess on the glass earned him the top spot in the conference in both rebounds (277) and double-doubles (11), setting a school record for most boards in single-season by a freshman.

Yetna’s FOY selection comes just one day after Laquincy Rideau was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year, so an overall nice showing from the Bulls in terms of conference recognition.