ORU’s Abmas is Preseason All-American Choice


After leading the nation in scoring a season ago, Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas was named to the 2021-22 Preseason All-America Second Team by College Hoops Today as he returns for his third season with the Golden Eagles.

Abmas closed the 2020-21 campaign as a Third Team All-America selection by CBS Sports and Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention as well as the Lou Henson National Player of the Year scoring 24.5 points per game. The Summit League Player of the Year finished with the seventh-most points in a single season in ORU history totaling 686, which included 100 3-pointers.

The Rockwall, Texas, native posted seven games scoring at least 30 points and was the only NCAA player to tally multiple games of more than 40 points. He also became the first player since Davidson’s Steph Curry (2008) to score 25 or more points in his first three NCAA Tournament games, earning NCAA All-South Region Team honors while leading the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Sweet 16.

In the classroom, Abmas was the first ORU men’s basketball player in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors when he was selected to the first team in May.