UT senior Tre’Shaun Fletcher has been named to the Lou Henson All-America Team.
He is the third Rocket to be named to the Lou Henson squad, joining former Rockets Julius Brown in 2014 and Nathan Boothe in 2016.Fletcher enjoyed a storybook season for the Rockets as he became UT’s first Mid-American Conference Player of the Year since 1981 in addition to being a first-team All-MAC selection. He was instrumental in Toledo posting a 23-11 win-loss mark, capturing the MAC West Division title with a 13-5 league record and appearing in the MAC Championship Game.
A 6-foot-7, 205-pound guard, Fletcher ranked third in the MAC with 18.1 points per game and fourth with 8.0 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game and was the only player to appear in the top 15 of all three categories. He scored a career-high 31 points vs. Marshall (Dec. 9) and paced the team with 29 double-digit scoring contests.
Fletcher registered the second triple-double in school history with 20 points, 11 rebounds and career-high 11 assists at Northern Illinois (Feb. 27), and his 12 double-doubles ranked third in the MAC.
Lou Henson coached 41 years and is the all-time winningest leader at both Illinois and New Mexico State. When Henson left the game in 2005, he ranked sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.
The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I mid-major player and will be announced April 2 in San Antonio, the site of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship.