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Has steadily improved since stepping foot on campus in 2006... provided key minutes in the post last season... will be expected to battle for playing time this year... having two years in the program is a big advantage.
2007-08: Saw the first action of his college career, appearing in eight games... averaged 1.0 point and 1.4 rebounds per game... had two blocks on the year in 59 minutes of play... saw key minutes with two points and two rebounds in a close loss at ETSU (Jan. 5)... turned in an inspired outing with a career-high four points and a steal in a season-high 23 minutes at Lipscomb (Jan. 17)... had two points and a rebound at Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 10)... an A-Sun All-Academic selection.
2006-07: Received a red shirt and did not play... member of the Peach Belt Conference Presidential Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Lettered twice at First Flight High School... averaged 14 points as a senior... also turned in averages of 10 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game last year... named to the all-conference team for the Coastal Conference.
Personal: Born on Feb. 13, 1988 in Nags Head, N.C... son of James and Kathy Preston... has a brother, Robert... an information management systems major... hobbies include fishing, surfing, skimboarding and playing ping-pong... likes to eat Mexican food... favorite movie is "Forest Gump"... likes to watch "South Park" on TV... favorite actor is Morgan Freeman... favorite band is Lynyrd Skynyrd... favorite season is summer... admires his mom and dad the most... his dad played college basketball at Pitt Community College... gives surfing lessons during the summer.