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Washburn’s McNeill chosen MIAA men’s basketball player of the year

Updated: 2013-03-05T05:22:06Z

The Kansas City Star

Washburn senior guard Will McNeill and Fort Hays’ Mark Johnson were chosen men’s basketball player and coach of the year in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association on Monday.

McNeill was second in the MIAA with 19.5 points per game and led the league 3.1 steals per game, helping the Ichabods to a 12-6 conference record and No. 3 seed in the MIAA Tournament. Johnson’s Fort Hays team is the top seed in the tournament, which started Monday night with four first-round games.

•  Player of the year: Washburn senior guard Will McNeill

•  Defensive player of the year: Pittsburg State senior guard Marky Nolen

•  Freshman of the year: Fort Hays guard Craig Nicholson

•  Coach of the year: Fort Hays’ Mark Johnson

•  All-MIAA first team: McNeill, Central Missouri senior forward Dominique Long, Central Oklahoma junior forward Josh Gibbs, Fort Hays junior forward Dwayne Brunson and Northeastern State junior guard Bryton Hobbs

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