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Javon McCrea Named First Team All MAC, Jarryn Skeete Named ALL Freshman

McCrea was a lock for first team all conference

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio's D.J. Cooper, Buffalo's Javon McCrea, Kent State's Chris Evans and Toledo's Rian Pearson. This is Javon McCrea's second consecutive year on the MAC first first team and Cooper's third. Marshall and Pearson made an appearance on last year's All-MAC Second Team while this marks the first All-MAC honor of any kind for Evans

McCrea being first team was a lock. The Junior was a double-double machine this season and in doing so he dominated in MAC play. McCrea was near the top in the conference for points, rebounds, blocks and field goal percentage. He showed up in big games and was a difference maker all season. His offensive skill set is the best of all big men in the MAC and he's no slouch on defense either; his nearly 3 blocks-per-game back that claim up.

The MAC All-Freshman Team was made up of Western Michigan's Darius Paul, Toledo's Nathan Boothe, Central Michigan's Chris Fowler, Buffalo's Jarryn Skeete and Akron's Jake Kretzer.

Skeete took on a much larger role when Buffalo lost Jarod Oldham to injury and gradually became a very effective player.

The Freshman had just one double double on the year but following the Oldham Injury he often would score more than ten and finished the season shooting almost 1-3 from beyond the arc.


All-MAC First Team Zeke Marshall, C, Akron Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo Chris Evans, W/F, Kent State Rian Pearson, G, Toledo D.J. Cooper, G, Ohio

All-MAC Second Team Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell, F, Akron Jauwan Scaife, G, Ball State A'uston Calhoun, F, Bowling Green Kyle Randall, G, Central Michigan Shayne Whittington, F/C, Western Michigan

All-MAC Third Team Majok Majok, F, Ball State Randal Holt, G, Kent State Walter Offutt, G, Ohio Reggie Keely, F, Ohio Julius "Juice" Brown, G, Toledo

Honorable Mention Alex Abreu, G, Akron Jordon Crawford, G, Bowling Green Glenn Bryant, F, Eastern Michigan Will Felder, F, Miami Nate Hutcheson, F, Western Michigan

MAC All-Freshman Team Jake Kretzer, G/F, Akron Jarryn Skeete, G, Buffalo Chris Fowler, G, Central Michigan Nathan Boothe, C, Toledo Darius Paul, F, Western Michigan