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