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Tony Campbell Named MAC Player of the Year

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Thanks to his dominant play in conference play this season, junior forward Antonio Campbell was named the 2016 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year.

Campbell averaged a double-double in MAC play with 19 points and 10 rebounds a game while also blocking over a shot a game. His most dominant stretch came in a five-game stretch in February in which he averaged 26.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. The junior improved in virtually every statistical category from last season. His biggest development was his shooting percentage where he rose from .484 last season to  .581 this season.

The center found himself in the top-five in a myriad of categories in the MAC. Campbell was second in field-goal percentage, rebounds and blocks, and fourth in scoring. His play was a large part in the Bobcats finishing second in the conference regular season standings.Campbell beat out Toledo center Nate Boothe by two votes while Western Michigan guard Thomas Wilder received only two votes from the 50-person panel.

Ohio returns to the court on Thursday when it plays Northern Illinois in the quarterfinals of the MAC tournament.