KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's Cyril Langevine has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writer's Association District I team, announced Tuesday afternoon by the USBWA.
Langevine has put together a breakout season for the Rams, more than doubling his scoring from a year ago. The junior forward enters the postseason averaging 14.6 points per game, an 8.5-point jump from last season. He also has dished out 27 assists from the post, after combining for 22 assists through his first two years at URI.
Langevine's marked improvements are not just limited to the offensive end of the court though. He has more than doubled his steals total from a year ago and leads the Atlantic 10 in rebounding with 9.9 boards per game, nearly doubling his rebounding average from last season (5.8 rpg). He also ranks fifth in the league in blocks, with 1.5 per game.
Additionally, his 16 double-doubles on the season lead the Atlantic 10 and rank 17th nationally. With 12 rebounds in Rhody's next contest, the East Orange, N.J. product would raise his rebounding average to 10.0 and be in position to become the first Rhode Island player to average a double-double for an entire season in 28 years. He is on pace to become just the seventh player in program history to record 300 rebounds in one season as he needs just two more to achieve that feat.
Langevine and the eighth-seeded Rams open play at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship on Thursday, when they take on ninth-seeded La Salle at Noon.