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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Awarded for Most outstanding basketball player in the Mid-American Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1968
Currently held by Javon McCrea, Buffalo

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) 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. 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 2014, Ohio has the most all-time winners with 10. Miami is 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]

Antonio Daniels won the award in 1997 while playing for Bowling Green State University.
Chris Kaman, the 2003 winner from Central Michigan University, is now playing in the NBA.
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 Foster, FredFred Foster Miami Forward Senior [1]
1968–69 Mix, SteveSteve Mix Toledo Center Senior [1]
1969–70 Penix, JimJim Penix Bowling Green Shooting guard Senior [1]
1970–71 Kowall, KenKen Kowall Ohio Guard Senior [1]
1971–72 Kozelko, TomTom Kozelko Toledo Power forward Junior [1]
1972–73 Kozelko, TomTom Kozelko (2) Toledo Power forward Senior [1]
1973–74 Luckett, WalterWalter Luckett Ohio Shooting guard Sophomore [1]
1974–75 Roundfield, DanDan Roundfield Central Michigan Power forward/Center Senior [1]
1975–76 Tyson, JeffJeff Tyson Western Michigan Small forward Senior [1]
1976–77 Hicks, MattMatt Hicks Northern Illinois Power forward Senior [1]
1977–78 Aldridge, ArchieArchie Aldridge Miami Power forward Senior [1]
1978–79 Dawkins, PaulPaul Dawkins Northern Illinois Small forward Senior [1]
1979–80 Swaney, JimJim Swaney Toledo Forward Senior [1]
1980–81 Knuckles, HarveyHarvey Knuckles Toledo Small forward Senior [1]
1981–82 McLaughlin, MelvinMelvin McLaughlin Central Michigan Shooting guard Junior [1]
1982–83 McCallum, RayRay McCallum Ball State Point guard Senior [1]
1983–84 Devereaux, JohnJohn Devereaux Ohio Center Senior [1]
1984–85 Harper, RonRon Harper Miami Shooting guard Junior [1]
1985–86 Harper, RonRon Harper (2) Miami Shooting guard Senior [1]
1986–87 James, BookerBooker James Western Michigan Small forward/Shooting guard Senior [1]
1987–88 Long, GrantGrant Long Eastern Michigan Power forward Senior [1]
1988–89 Graham, PaulPaul Graham Ohio Small forward/Shooting guard Senior [1]
1989–90 Jamerson, DaveDave Jamerson Ohio Shooting guard Senior [1]
1990–91 Kennedy, MarcusMarcus Kennedy Eastern Michigan Power forward Senior [1]
1991–92 Geter, LewisLewis Geter Ohio Small forward Senior [1]
1992–93 Trent, GaryGary Trent Ohio Power forward Freshman [1]
1993–94 Trent, GaryGary Trent (2) Ohio Power forward Sophomore [1]
1994–95 Trent, GaryGary Trent (3) Ohio Power forward Junior [1]
1995–96 Wells, BonziBonzi Wells Ball State Small forward Sophomore [1]
1996–97 Daniels, AntonioAntonio Daniels Bowling Green Point guard Senior [1]
1997–98 Wells, BonziBonzi Wells (2) Ball State Small forward Senior [1]
1998–99 Szczerbiak, WallyWally Szczerbiak Miami Small forward/Shooting guard Senior [1]
1999–00 Stacey, AnthonyAnthony Stacey Bowling Green Small forward Senior [1]
2000–01 Webber, DavidDavid Webber Central Michigan Point guard Junior [1]
2001–02 McLeod, KeithKeith McLeod Bowling Green Shooting guard Senior [1]
2002–03 Kaman, ChrisChris Kaman Central Michigan Center Junior [1]
2003–04 Williams, MikeMike Williams Western Michigan Small forward/Power forward Sophomore [1]
2004–05 Battle, TurnerTurner Battle Buffalo Point guard Senior [1]
2005–06 Haynes, DeAndreDeAndre Haynes Kent State Point guard Senior [1]
2006–07 Travis, RomeoRomeo Travis Akron Small forward Senior [1]
2007–08 Fisher, AlAl Fisher Kent State Point guard/Shooting guard Junior [1]
2008–09 Bramos, MichaelMichael Bramos Miami Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2009–10 Kool, DavidDavid Kool Western Michigan Guard Senior [2]
2010–11 Greene, JustinJustin Greene Kent State Small Forward Junior [3]
2011–12 Watt, MitchellMitchell Watt Buffalo Center Senior [4]
2012–13 Cooper, D. J.D. J. Cooper Ohio Point guard Senior [5]
2013–14 McCrea, JavonJavon McCrea Buffalo Power forward Senior [6]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Ohio (1947) 10 1971, 1974, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2013
Miami (1948) 6 1968, 1978, 1985, 1986, 1999, 2009
Toledo (1951) 5 1969, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981
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
Buffalo (1999) 3 2005, 2012, 2014
Kent State (1951) 3 2006, 2008, 2011
Eastern Michigan (1972) 2 1988, 1991
Northern Illinois (1973/1997)[a] 2 1977, 1979
Akron (1992) 1 2007
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.

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