Kent State's Chris Evans, Randal Holt named to All-MAC team

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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."

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

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

Third Team

Majok Majok, F, Ball State

Randal Holt, G, Kent State

Walter Offutt, G, Ohio

Reggie Keely, F, Ohio

Julius 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

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

-- Special to the R-C

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