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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) announced its end of the season and special awards for the 2015-16 season on Monday. In just one year, Mark Minch made a huge impact for the Capital men's basketball team, and earned First Team All-OAC honors as a result. Michael Green was also tabbed honorable mention status.
Minch, a senior from Cincinnati, Ohio, made a splash in his first and only season with the Crusaders, ending the season with 566 points. Over the course of the season, he shot 51.9 percent from field goal range and 37.3 percent from distance. Minch closed the year averaging 21.8 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. He tallied three double-doubles, all against nonconference competition.
In 25 of 26 games, Minch scored 10 or more points and only twice fell below 15 points in a contest. He recorded 19 games where he scored 20 or more points, and four with over 30. Minch had his best scoring performance in a loss at the University of Mount Union, where he scored 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting and was perfect from the line on seven trips. That was the second of his back-to-back 30-point games, which was preceded by a 32-point day versus Wilmington.
Green, a Dublin, Ohio native, had a solid season and was rewarded with honorable mention laurels. He finished the year with 331 points, good for an average of 12.7 points per game. He also averaged 4.5 rebounds per contest over 26 games. His best scoring performance came after a 30-point night at the University of Mount Union, though his lone double-double was recorded versus Heidelberg in a 15-point, 11-rebound game.
For each, this marks their first OAC postseason honor.
For complete OAC awards listings, click here.