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Kent State's Evans named First Team All-MAC; Holt earns Third-Team honors
Two Kent State men's basketball players were among those recognized on the 2012-13 All-Mid-American Conference Teams, which were announced on Monday.
Senior forward Chris Evans was a First-Team selection, while senior guard Randal Holt was named to the Third Team.
"I'm really happy for both Chris and Randal for being as all-conference players," Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff. "Both have had outstanding senior years and have really led our team in every way."
This marks the sixth consecutive year that Kent State has had a player named to the five-member First Team, which is the longest active streak in the conference. Justin Greene (2011, 2012) and Al Fisher (2008, 2009) were both two-time honorees and Chris Singletary was named First Team in 2010.
Evans, who was honored by the conference five times this season as the East Division Player of the Week, is the 22nd player in program history to earn First Team All-MAC accolades.
In conference games, Evans led the Golden Flashes in scoring (16.8 ppg), rebounding (7.7 rpg), and steals (2.0 spg).
Holt, the only four-year member of the program on this season's squad, earns his second All-MAC nod following Honorable Mention recognition last year. He averaged 15.4 points and 2.9 assists inside conference action.
For the season, Holt led the conference in free-throw shooting (.856) and 3-pointers (2.6 per game). Holt is Kent State's all-time leader in 3-pointers (238) and ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list with 1,350 career points.
"Randal has obviously had a great career here and Chris has improved tremendously since arriving as a junior," added Senderoff. "Neither of them were on any preseason all-conference team, so this is really a testament to their hard work and dedication throughout the year."
Zeke Marshall, C, Akron
Javon McCrea, F, Buffalo
Chris Evans, W/F, Kent State
Rian Pearson, G, Toledo
D.J. Cooper, G, Ohio
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
Majok Majok, F, Ball State
Randal Holt, G, Kent State
Walter Offutt, G, Ohio
Reggie Keely, F, Ohio
Julius Brown, G, Toledo
Alex Abreu, G, Akron
Jordon Crawford, G, Bowling Green
Glenn Bryant, F, Eastern Michigan
Will Felder, F, Miami
Nate Hutcheson, F, Western Michigan
Jake Kretzer, G/F, Akron
Jarryn Skeete, G, Buffalo
Chris Fowler, G, Central Michigan
Nathan Boothe, C, Toledo
Darius Paul, F, Western Michigan
-- Special to the R-C