Richaun_Holmes_All-Conference-2015

Men's Basketball by Kevin Davis, Assistant Director for Athletic Communications

Holmes Earns All-MAC First-Team Honors


Mid-American Conference Official Release
Cleveland, Ohio – Bowling Green State University senior forward Richaun Holmes was named to the All-MAC First-Team, it was announced today by the Mid-American Conference office. The MAC all-conference teams are voted on by both the league's head coaches and the league's media outlets.

Holmes, who became the only Falcon in BGSU history to record 1,000 career points, 600 career rebounds and 200 career blocks, was ranked 10th in the MAC in scoring at 14.7 points per game and tied for third in rebounding at 8.0 boards per contest for the year. The BGSU senior also ranked second in the MAC in field goal percentage at a stellar 55.7 percent on the season.

In league play, Holmes increased his scoring output to 15.1 points per game, which ranked eighth in the MAC, and shot 55.5 percent from the field overall, while grabbing 7.6 rebounds per game and swatting away an average of 2.7 shots per contest.

The 6-8 forward also led the MAC in blocked shots per game at 2.7 per outing, which placed him in the top-25 nationally all season long.

The Lockport, Illinois native led Bowling Green in scoring in 15 different contests on the season and hauled in a team-high rebounds in 21 games for the Falcons on the year. He posted four double-doubles - at Detroit (Nov. 30), vs. Ohio (Jan. 10), vs. Eastern Michigan (Jan. 21) and vs. Miami (Feb. 18) - and six 20-plus point games, including a career-high 29 points versus Kent State on Senior Night, Mar. 3.

BGSU's all-time career blocked shots leader with 239 career rejections, Holmes has posted double digit points 24 times this season, which included a stretch of 17 straight games with double digit points from Jan. 7 to Mar. 3.

Holmes, who was tabbed the MAC East Division Men's Basketball Player of the Week four times this season, leads the Falcons in scoring (14.7), rebounding (8.0), field goal percentage (55.7 percent), blocked shots (78) and minutes played (28.9 per game).

On Feb. 24 at Ohio, Holmes scored his 1,000th career point midway through the second half to become just the 42nd Falcon in BGSU men's basketball history to reach that mark. He currently sits at in 38th-place on BGSU's all-time scoring list with 1,057 career points.

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All-MAC First Team
Richaun Holmes, Bowling Green, F
Justin Moss, Buffalo, F
Chris Fowler, Central Michigan, G
Jimmy Hall, Kent State, F
Julius "Juice" Brown, Toledo, G
 
All-MAC Second Team
Shannon Evans, Buffalo, G
Devareaux Manley, Kent State, G
Eric Washington, Miami, G
Maurice Ndour, Ohio, F
David Brown, Western Michigan, G
 
All-MAC Third Team
Pat Forsythe, Akron, C
John Simons, Central Michigan, F
Raven Lee, Eastern Michigan, G
Justin Drummond, Toledo, G/F
J.D. Weatherspoon, Toledo, F
 
All-MAC Honorable Mention
Karrington Ward, Eastern Michigan, F
Kris Brewer, Kent State, G
Javarez "Bean" Willis, Ohio, G
Nathan Boothe, Toledo, C
Connar Tava, Western Michigan, F
 
MAC All-Freshman Team
Noah Robotham, Akron, G
Sean Sellers, Ball State, F
Lamonte Bearden, Buffalo, G
Josh Kozinski, Central Michigan, G
Thomas Wilder, Western Michigan, G



 
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