March 14, 2012

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—For the second consecutive year, Miami University senior forward Julian Mavunga (Indianapolis, Ind./Brownsburg) has been named to the All-District 14 Team by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Mavunga was one of five Mid-American Conference players to earn first-team distinction in 2011-12. He was a second-team honoree as a junior.

Mavunga was a three-time All-MAC selection at Miami, earning first-team recognition as a junior and senior.

Mavunga was the only player in the MAC this season to rank among the top 15 in conference-only games in points (14.6, 7th), rebounds (8.2, 2nd) and assists (4.2, 8th). For the season, he averaged 16.4 ppg and 9.0 rpg, with his rebounding average leading the MAC and his scoring average ranking second. He also led the MAC in defensive rebounds, averaging 6.8 per game on the season. In all games and MAC-only games, Mavunga led the conference for the second straight year in minutes played. He also ranked among MAC statistical leaders in all games in assists, assist/turnover ratio, offensive rebounds, and free throw percentage. In MAC-only games, he also ranked among league leaders in defensive rebounds, offensive rebounds, assist/turnover ratio and free throw percentage.

This season, Mavunga notched 14 double-doubles and finished with 28 for his career. He scored 20 or more points six times this season and 14 times in his career. At Southeast Missouri on Nov. 26, he tied a career high with 27 points. He also set career highs for rebounds with 19 and assists with eight against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 1. His 19 boards and 13 made free throws against the Eagles were the most by a MAC player this season.

Mavunga's 168 made free throws this season rank fourth on the RedHawks' single-season list, while his 229 free throw attempts also rank fourth on the single-season charts.

He broke Miami's career games played record, which previously stood at 122, by appearing in 124 games during his four years as a RedHawk. Mavunga missed just one game in his Miami career, which was due to injury during his junior campaign. He finished his Miami career ranked third in made free throws (444), third in free-throw attempts (632), sixth in rebounds (799), seventh in minutes played (3,602), ninth in blocked shots (72) and 13th in scoring (1,398).

District 14
First Team
Julian Mavunga, Miami
Justin Greene, Kent State
Javon McCrea, Buffalo
Jarrod Jones, Ball State
Rian Pearson, Toledo

Second Team
D.J. Cooper, Ohio
Mitchell Watt, Buffalo
Zeke Marshall, Akron
A’uston Calhoun, Bowling Green
Trey Zeigler, Central Michigan