Pearson named Second-Team All-MAC, Dennis and Brown also honoredWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite being third in the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year voting, sophomore guard Rian Pearson was named Second-Team All-MAC on March 7, behind at least five players. The voting was done by the league’s 12 coaches.
Pearson is first in the conference in scoring (16.6), third in rebounds (8.4) and eighth in steals (1.6), the only player in the league to rank in the top 10 in all three categories. He also ranks sixth in the country among guards in rebounds.
The MAC’s First-Team was composed of Buffalo’s inside duo of Mitchell Watt and Javon McCrea, alongside Kent State’s Justin Greene, Miami’s Julian Mavunga and Ohio’s D.J. Cooper.
Junior guard Curtis Dennis, who was only eligible for half the season due to NCAA transfer rules, was an honorable mention All-MAC selection. Dennis is second on the team with 12.7 points per game despite operating mainly as a sixth man, starting just two games this season.
Juice Brown added to his postseason awards as well being named to the league’s All-Freshman team. The point guard was also named MAC Freshman of the Year this week. Brown leads all league freshmen with 11.8 points and a 1.5 assist/turnover ratio.