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College basketball: Huntley grad Amanze Egekeze of Belmont named to All-Ohio Valley Conference first team

Murray State's Jonathan Stark named OVC player of the year

Belmont forward Amanze Egekeze scores next to TCU forward Kouat Noi on Nov. 29, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. Egekeze, a Huntley graduate, was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team.
Belmont forward Amanze Egekeze scores next to TCU forward Kouat Noi on Nov. 29, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas. Egekeze, a Huntley graduate, was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference first team.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Belmont's Amanze Egekeze, a Huntley graduate, was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball first team.

Murray State guard Jonathan Stark was named the OVC player of the year after leading the Racers to the league's regular-season title.

Austin Peay's Matt Figger was named OVC coach of the year, and Austin Peay's Terry Taylor was named freshman of the year Tuesday. Tennessee State's Christian Mekowulu is defensive player of the year.

Award winners were selected by the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

First-team all-league selections include Belmont's Egekeze, Dylan Windler and Austin Luke, Austin Peay's Averyl Ugba and Taylor, Southeast Missouri's Denzel Mahoney, Eastern Kentucky's Nick Mayo and Murray State's Terrell Miller, Ja Morant and Stark.

The second team includes Mekowulu, Tennessee Tech's Curtis Phillips Jr., SIU Edwardsville's Jalen Henry, Jacksonville State's Malcolm Drumwright and Eastern Illinois' Montell Goodwin.

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