FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Northern Arizona sophomore DeWayne Russell and senior Max Jacobsen were both named to the College Sports Madness Big Sky Men's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams announced by the website.
Russell, a 5-foot-11 guard from Peoria, Ariz., was voted to the second team. He's NAU's top returning scorer after averaging 14.1 points per game last season. Russell also dished out 102 assists and registered a team-high 49 steals as a freshman.
Jacobsen, a 6-foot-8 forward from Lake Oswego, Ore., was named to the third team. He averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, in addition to recording 15 blocked shots.
NAU opens the regular season on Nov. 9 at UTSA, but will host Arizona Christian in an exhibition game on Oct. 30.