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.
He led the league in rebounding and double-doubles.— USF Men's Basketball (@USFMBB) March 13, 2019
He recorded the second-most rebounds by a freshman in league history.
He was a unanimous selection to the All-Freshman Team.
He is @AlxsYtn_7 and he is your 2019 @American_MBB Freshman of the Year!https://t.co/g5acbJ9F4Y pic.twitter.com/fe2ug3CUtr
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.
One more!! Congratulations to our very own Alexis Yetna (@AlxsYtn_7) for being named American Conference Freshman of the Year! Lex has had a great season, and it’s a testament to how hard he’s worked and how hard he plays. First Conference Freshman of the Year at USF since 1979!! pic.twitter.com/CPM58Z7UVV— Coach Brian Gregory (@CoachBGregory) March 13, 2019
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.