Evans, Holt named to All-MAC teams

Tim Dorst

After a 19-12 regular season, two players on the men’s basketball team received the honor of being mentioned along with the best performers in the Mid-American Conference.

Seniors Chris Evans and Randal Holt were among those recognized on the 2013 All-MAC Teams announced Monday by the league office. Evans was named a First-Team selection while Holt received a Third-Team mention.

All-MAC First Team

Zeke Marshall, C, Akron

Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo

Chris Evans, F, Kent State

Rian Pearson, G, Toledo

D.J. Cooper, G, Ohio

All-MAC Second Team

Demetrius 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

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

This marks the sixth consecutive year in which a Kent State player has earned a spot on the All-MAC First Team. Head coach Rob Senderoff said he is really happy that the two senior captains were honored for their play this season.

“Both [Evans] and [Holt] have had outstanding senior years and have really led our team in every way,” Senderoff said.

Evans became the 22nd player in team history to receive First-Team All-MAC honors after leading the Flashes in scoring, rebounding and steals during the 2012-13 season. He averaged a career-high 16.8 points per game, which ranked him fourth among all players in the conference.

The senior forward transferred to Kent State before his junior year in 2011 and averaged 9.5 points last season.

“Nobody thought he was going to be an all-conference player in the preseason,” Senderoff said. “He’s made big improvements since his junior season here, and he’s had a great season because of that.”

Holt, the only four-year senior on this year’s roster, averaged 14.4 points and 2.5 assists and led the team in 3-point field goals made with 80. The senior guard became Kent State’s all-time leader in career 3-pointers and finished the regular season with 238.

Senderoff said both Evans and Holt had outstanding seasons this year and have done a number of good things during their years with the Flashes.

“Randal has had a great career, and Chris has worked extremely hard since coming here,” Senderoff said. “This is really a testament to their hard work and dedication throughout the year.”

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