Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Not to be confused with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
MAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forMost outstanding basketball player in the Mid-American Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1968
Most recentC. J. Massinburg, Buffalo

The Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Mid-American Conference (MAC). The award was first given following the 1967–68 season. Four players have won the award multiple times: Tom Kozelko, Ron Harper, Gary Trent and Bonzi Wells. Trent is the only player to have been honored as player of the year three times (1993–95). There have been no ties, nor has any player from the MAC ever won any of the national player of the year awards.

Through 2018, Ohio has the most all-time winners with eleven. Miami and Toledo are tied for second with six winners. All current members of the MAC have had at least one winner.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the MAC Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Walter Luckett won the award in 1974 while playing for Ohio University.
Antonio Daniels won the award in 1997 while playing for Bowling Green State University.
Chris Kaman, the 2003 winner from Central Michigan University, became an NBA All-Star.
David Kool, 2010 winner from Western Michigan University.
Javon McCrea, 2014 winner from the University at Buffalo.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1967–68 Fred Foster Miami F Senior [1]
1968–69 Steve Mix Toledo C Senior [1]
1969–70 Jim Penix Bowling Green SG Senior [1]
1970–71 Ken Kowall Ohio G Senior [1]
1971–72 Tom Kozelko Toledo PF Junior [1]
1972–73 Tom Kozelko (2) Toledo PF Senior [1]
1973–74 Walter Luckett Ohio SG Sophomore [1]
1974–75 Dan Roundfield Central Michigan PF/C Senior [1]
1975–76 Jeff Tyson Western Michigan SF Senior [1]
1976–77 Matt Hicks Northern Illinois PF Senior [1]
1977–78 Archie Aldridge Miami PF Senior [1]
1978–79 Paul Dawkins Northern Illinois SF Senior [1]
1979–80 Jim Swaney Toledo F Senior [1]
1980–81 Harvey Knuckles Toledo SF Senior [1]
1981–82 Melvin McLaughlin Central Michigan SG Junior [1]
1982–83 Ray McCallum Ball State PG Senior [1]
1983–84 John Devereaux Ohio C Senior [1]
1984–85 Ron Harper Miami SG Junior [1]
1985–86 Ron Harper (2) Miami SG Senior [1]
1986–87 Booker James Western Michigan SF/SG Senior [1]
1987–88 Grant Long Eastern Michigan PF Senior [1]
1988–89 Paul Graham Ohio SF/SG Senior [1]
1989–90 Dave Jamerson Ohio SG Senior [1]
1990–91 Marcus Kennedy Eastern Michigan PF Senior [1]
1991–92 Lewis Geter Ohio SF Senior [1]
1992–93 Gary Trent Ohio PF Freshman [1]
1993–94 Gary Trent (2) Ohio PF Sophomore [1]
1994–95 Gary Trent (3) Ohio PF Junior [1]
1995–96 Bonzi Wells Ball State SF Sophomore [1]
1996–97 Antonio Daniels Bowling Green PG Senior [1]
1997–98 Bonzi Wells (2) Ball State SF Senior [1]
1998–99 Wally Szczerbiak Miami SF/SG Senior [1]
1999–00 Anthony Stacey Bowling Green SF Senior [1]
2000–01 David Webber Central Michigan PG Junior [1]
2001–02 Keith McLeod Bowling Green SG Senior [1]
2002–03 Chris Kaman Central Michigan C Junior [1]
2003–04 Mike Williams Western Michigan SF/PF Sophomore [1]
2004–05 Turner Battle Buffalo PG Senior [1]
2005–06 DeAndre Haynes Kent State PG Senior [1]
2006–07 Romeo Travis Akron SF Senior [1]
2007–08 Al Fisher Kent State PG/SG Junior [1]
2008–09 Michael Bramos Miami SG/SF Senior
2009–10 David Kool Western Michigan G Senior [2]
2010–11 Justin Greene Kent State SF Junior [3]
2011–12 Mitchell Watt Buffalo C Senior [4]
2012–13 D. J. Cooper Ohio PG Senior [5]
2013–14 Javon McCrea Buffalo PF Senior [6]
2014–15 Justin Moss Buffalo PF Junior [7]
2015–16 Antonio Campbell Ohio F Junior [8]
2016–17 Isaiah Johnson Akron C Senior [9]
2017–18 Tre'Shaun Fletcher Toledo SG / SF Senior [10]
2018–19 C. J. Massinburg Buffalo SG Senior [11]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Ohio (1947) 11 1971, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2013, 2016
Miami (1948) 6 1968, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1999, 2009
Toledo (1951) 6 1969, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981, 2018
Buffalo (1999) 5 2005, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2019
Bowling Green (1952) 4 1970, 1997, 2000, 2002
Central Michigan (1972) 4 1975, 1982, 2001, 2003
Western Michigan (1948) 4 1976, 1987, 2004, 2010
Ball State (1973) 3 1983, 1996, 1998
Kent State (1951) 3 2006, 2008, 2011
Akron (1992) 2 2007, 2017
Eastern Michigan (1972) 2 1988, 1991
Northern Illinois (1973/1997)[a] 2 1977, 1979
Marshall (1954/1997)[b] 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Northern Illinois University was a member from 1973 to 1986, then left for a period. They rejoined in 1997 and continue as a member today.
  • b Marshall University was a member starting in 1954 before being expelled from the conference in 1969 due to NCAA violations. The Thundering Herd rejoined in 1997, but left in 2005 for Conference USA.

References[edit]

General
  • "2008–09 MAC Men's Basketball Media Guide". Mid-American Conference. 2008. p. 50. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
Specific
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  10. ^ "Toledo's Fletcher, Buffalo's Oats receive top MAC honors" (Press release). March 7, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Buffalo's Oats, Massinburg earn top MAC honors". Mid-American Conference. March 13, 2019. Retrieved March 13, 2019.