October 7, 2022

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Mo Njie Earns All-MAC Postseason Honor

CLEVELAND, Ohio (EMUEagles.com) —  Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball freshman Mo Njie (Centerville, Ohio-Centerville DME Sports Academy) earned Mid-American Conference postseason honors the league announced Wednesday, March 9. Njie was selected as a member of the All-MAC Freshman Team. 

Njie is the first EMU player to receive the honor since James Thompson IV in 2016. Additionally, he is the fifth in program history to garner the award. 

The center started 25 of the 28 games he played in this season, averaging 6.6 points per game, and 5.3 rebounds per contest. The Centerville, Ohio native earned two double-doubles during the 2021-22 campaign, the first against FIU, Dec. 11 (10 points, 11 rebounds), and at Miami, March 4, (16 points, 10 rebounds). 

Njie finished the season eighth in the conference in blocks per game (1.1), and total blocks (30), which led the team. Furthermore, he was one of two freshmen in the MAC to be ranked in the top-10 in rejections. The freshman recorded a personal-best four blocks twice this season, at Michigan State (Nov. 20), and at Buffalo (Feb. 8). 

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2021-22 MAC Men’s Basketball Postseason Awards

Coach of the Year: Rob Senderoff, Kent State

Player of the Year: Sincere Carry, R-Jr., G, Kent State

Freshman of the Year: Payton Sparks, Fr., C, Ball State

Defensive Player of the Year: Enrique Freeman, So., F, Akron

Sixth Man of the Year: Justyn Hamilton, R-Sr., F, Kent State

All-MAC First Team

Jeenathan Williams, Sr., F, Buffalo

Sincere Carry, R-Jr., G, Kent State

Mark Sears, So., G, Ohio

Ben Vander Plas, R-Sr., F, Ohio

Ryan Rollins, So., G, Toledo

All-MAC Second Team

Ali Ali, So., F, Akron

Enrique Freeman, So., F, Akron

Josh Mballa, Sr., F, Buffalo

Ronaldo Segu, Sr., G, Buffalo

JT Shumate, Jr., F, Toledo

All-MAC Third Team

Payton Sparks, Fr., C, Ball State

Daeqwon Plowden, 5th-Sr., G/F, Bowling Green

Jason Carter, 5th-Sr., F, Ohio

Setric Millner Jr., Jr., F, Toledo

Lamar Norman Jr., Jr., G, Western Michigan

Honorable Mention

Xavier Castaneda, Jr., G, Akron

Kevin Miller, Fr., G, Central Michigan

Malique Jacobs, R-Jr., F, Kent State

Dae Dae Grant, Jr., G, Miami

Keshawn Williams, So., G, Northern Illinois

All-Freshman Team

Payton Sparks, C, Ball State

Jaylin Sellers, G, Ball State

Kevin Miller, G, Central Michigan

Mo Njie, C, Eastern Michigan

Ra’Heim Moss, G, Toledo

All-Defensive Team

Enrique Freeman, So., F, Akron

Daeqwon Plowden, 5th-Sr., G/F, Bowling Green

Josh Mballa, Sr., F, Buffalo

Malique Jacobs, R-Jr., F, Kent State

Sincere Carry, R-Jr., G, Kent State