was the first Garland athlete to earn a starting position on a college basketball team, and his
outstanding guard play resulted in his
induction into McMurry College's Athletic Hall of Honor
As a sophomore, Preston
became the leading scorer for McMurry, with an average of 17.7 per game, and was selected for the NAIA All-District first team, an honor which he
would duplicate after each of his
next two seasons.
junior season at McMurry, Preston
, who led scoring with an average of 22.9 per game, was named to the NAIA All-America
second team and also to the All-Texas
senior season, when he
led McMurry scoring with a 19.1 average, Preston
received NAIA All-America honorable mention and again was named to the All-Texas
At Garland High School, Preston
became a starter as a sophomore and scored 189 points in 30 games, as the Owls won a bi-district championship in their first Class 4A season.
As a junior, Preston
scored 562 points in 28 games for an average of 20.1 per game, was named all-district, and received all-state honorable mention.
senior year, the six-foot guard scored 603 points in 32 games, an average of 18.8, repeated as an all-district selection, and again received all-state honorable mention recognition.
career total of 1,354 points in 90 games, an average of 15 points, set a new record for Owl players.
Preston was the Hardin-Simmons University varsity basketball coach in 1976 and 1977, after five years as an assistant.