Spicer wins Defensive Player of the Year

Junior forward Khaliq Spicer dunks the ball during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Junior forward Khaliq Spicer dunks the ball during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

Zach Harley

Despite a first-round exit in the Mid-American Conference tournament, two Flashes on the Kent State men’s basketball team stood alone this week as the MAC honors were awarded.

Redshirt junior Jimmy Hall earned All-MAC honors for the second straight year with his season performance, putting up 16.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. 

Hall becomes the eighth Kent State player in nine years to be named the All-MAC first team.

In his two years as a Flash, Hall has averaged 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

As the season awards filtered out for college basketball, senior center Khaliq Spicer claimed the title of MAC Defensive Player of the Year.

For the season, Spicer averaged 7.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game.

Spicer will end his career on a high-note after being named player of the year by totaling career-highs in points, rebounds and blocks with a stat-line of 7.5/6.2/1.7.

Over his four-year career at Kent State, Spicer averaged 4.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.

As Spicer’s senior year is finished, Hall has one more year in a Flashes uniform and will have to carry a bigger load down low. 

With the emergence of freshman guard Jaylin Walker on the team, the Flashes will have to rely more on guard-play from here on out.

Zach Harley is a sports reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact him at [email protected]