Brandon, Preradovic, and Fils-Aime Earn Second-Team All-TSC Honors

Brandon, Preradovic, and Fils-Aime Earn Second-Team All-TSC Honors

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (Feb. 25, 2018) – The Sun Conference announced its 2017-18 men's basketball awards on Sunday night on the campus of St. Thomas University. Three Wildcats were recognized for their play this season as Isa Brandon, Nick Preradovic, and Gino Fils-Aime were each named Second-Team All-TSC selections.

Brandon, who started in all 28 games for Johnson & Wales, finished the year averaging 15.8 points-per-game and 10.5 rebounds-per-contest. His scoring average ranked second on the team while his per-game rebounding average led the Wildcats, ranked No. 3 in the conference, and was good for No. 7 in the nation. Averaging a double-double this year, Brandon recorded 16 double-doubles during the 2017-18 campaign. The native of Chesterfield, England, also led JWU in blocks (44) and steals (59). He ranked No. 12 in the nation in steals-per-game (2.1) and No. 15 in blocks-per-contest (1.6).  He finished the year shooting 51.3 percent from the floor (No. 5 in the conference), scoring in double-figures in 25 of the 28 total games played, including a pair of 30-point game. He set a career-mark in scoring with 34 at Thomas (Ga.) on January 18.

Preradovic, who appeared in 27 games with 25 starts for the Wildcats, ended the year averaging a team-best 16.3 points-per-game on 43.7 percent shooting from the floor. He led the team with 91 total 3-pointers (No. 12 in the nation) with an average of 3.4 treys-per-game on the year (No. 3 in the nation). He converted 40.4 from beyond the arc and was an 86.0-percent shooter from the free-throw line (No. 18 in the nation). The native of Largo, Florida, scored in double-figures 20 times, including five 20-point outings and three 30-point games. Preradovic scored a career-high 37 points versus then-No. 20 Dakota Wesleyan on December 20. JWU's top threat from 3-point range, Preradovic drained five-or-more 3-pointers eight times this season.  He led the Wildcats in scoring 10 times.

Fils-Aime, who started in all 28 games for the Wildcats, finished the season averaging 15.1 points-per-game and 4.3 boards-per-contest. The native of Miami finished third on the team in scoring and was second in rebounding. Fils-Aime shot 41.1 percent from the floor and 31.9 percent from 3-point range. He was consistent from the line, converting 71.4 percent of his attempts. He became the seventh Wildcat to score 1,000 points in a career, finishing the year with 1,026.  He was second on the team in steals, averaging 1.5 per-game (No. 5 in the conference). Fils-Aime reached double-figures in scoring 22 times, including 10 20-point outing. He scored a career-high 27 points at Coastal Georgia on January 20. Fils-Aime was the team's leading scorer nine times during the 2017-18 season.

Below is the complete listing of this year's TSC awards.


First-Team All-Conference

Deion McClenton, Keiser
Ryan Atkins, Southeastern
Raheem Bowman, St. Thomas
Melton Sanders, Warner
Haylen Washington, Coastal Georgia
Khalil Ozuna, Warner
Osandai Vaughn, Webber International
Javoris Cooks, Thomas
Andrija Sarenac, Keiser
CJ Reese, Southeastern

Second-Team All-Conference

Davon Williams, Florida Memorial
Tim Sada, St. Thomas
Micah Goss, Keiser
Isa Brandon, Johnson & Wales
Katrell Myers, Thomas
Darwin Trotman, St. Thomas
Gianpaolo Riccio, Ave Maria
Omar Outar, Florida Memorial
Nick Preradovic, Johnson & Wales
Gino Fils-Aime, Johnson & Wales
Trystan Pratapas, Keiser

Player of the Year - Deion McClenton, Keiser

Coach of the Year - Patrick Gayle, St. Thomas

Defensive Player of the Year - Mikon Hewitt, St. Thomas

Freshman of the Year - Tommie Luke, Webber International

Champions of Character Award - Carlon Holder, Southeastern


Academic All-Conference Team

Greenan Sullivan, Ave Maria
Dylan Bressler, Keiser
Matt McKewin, Keiser
Andrija Sarenac, Keiser
Trystan Pratapas, Keiser
Harrison Hebert, Southeastern
Dante DiSipio. Thomas
Forest Freeland, Thomas
Andrew Lamb, Warner