McCrea Named All-MAC First Team; Skeete Named to All-Freshman Team
BUFFALO, NY – The Mid-American Conference announced its All-MAC teams on Monday and University at Buffalo's Javon McCrea was named to the first team and while Jarryn Skeete was named to the All-Freshman Team.
It is the second straight year McCrea has been named All-MAC First Team and he becomes just the second player in school history to earn All-MAC First Team honors more than once. Rodney Pierce was named to the first team in 2009 and 2010.
The junior forward is having the best season of his career. He is averaging 17.8 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He has already set the school record for made field goals in a season with 219 – 30 more than any other player in the MAC. His 83 blocked shots on the year rank third in school history for a single season. He is the only player in the MAC to rank in the top three in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots.
Skeete joins Turner Battle, Yassin Idbihi and McCrea as Bulls who have been named to the MAC All-Freshman Team. The Brampton, Ontario native was inserted in the starting lineup in December when starting point guard Jarod Oldham was lost to injury and his game has blossomed ever since. Skeete is averaging 7.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. His numbers have been even better in MAC play, averaging 10.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists in conference tilts.
Buffalo will host Central Michigan in the first round of the FirstEnergy Mid-American Conference Tournament on Monday night at 7 pm at Alumni Arena.