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Preston Denby

Basketball & Baseball (Inducted: 1994-95)


Preston  Denby

Preston Denby ranks as one of the great shooters in Lafayette hoops history and helped the 1965 baseball team to an NCAA District 2 title.

He led the basketball squad in scoring in each of his three seasons at Lafayette, averaging 17.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game over his career. Denby was the eighth player in school history to pass the 1,000 career points mark, finishing with 1,095. He earned Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) honors in 1964, the same season he received All-East laurels from the Eastern College Athletic Conference. He captained Coach George Davidson's hoop squad in his senior year and led the team in scoring and rebounding.

Denby also pitched three seasons for Coach Charley Gelbert's baseball team including 1965 when he compiled a 4-3 record with a career-low 2.84 earned run average. The Leopards finished 18-8 in `65, won the MAC title and advanced to the College World Series.