Men's Basketball | 03/30/2022

Lendeborg earns NJCAA Third Team All-American honors

YUMA, Ariz. - Arizona Western Matadors men's basketball player Yaxel Lendeborg was named NJCAA Third Team All-American on Wednesday morning. 

Lendeborg played in 31 games for the Matadors, averaging 12.0 points per game, and led the Matadors with 11.0 rebounds per game. 

The freshman forward finished third in the ACCAC in field goal percentage, shooting 61.5 percent from the field while also leading the conference in offensive rebounds with 138 and total rebounds with 341.

Lendeborg scored a career-high 26 points and hauled in 19 rebounds in an 87-70 win over Pima on January 19. Lendeborg finished the season with 22 games of 10 or more rebounds. 

The Pennsauken, N.J. native becomes the first NJCAA All-American since Cash Williams was named NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American in 2019-20. 


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