MSU trio honored by OVC
Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 12:00 pm
After leading Murray State to a Top 10 national ranking and its third-straight OVC regular season championship, Isaiah Canaan, Jewaun Long and Steve Prohm have been honored as the best in the league.
Canaan was named the 2011-12 Player of the Year, first-year head coach Steve Prohm was tabbed OVC Coach of the Year and senior guard Long was named Defensive Player of the Year on Tuesday.
Canaan averaged 19.4 points per game, which ranks second in the OVC and 22nd nationally, and has knocked down a league-high 92 3-pointers.
He is the 12th different Murray State player to be named OVC Player of the Year (those 12 players have won 16 total awards) and first since Cuthbert Victor won the award in 2003-04.
In his first season as a collegiate head coach, Prohm helped Murray State to a 23-0 start, which set the OVC record for most wins to start a season and overall winning streak during a season.
Prohm is the 10th different Murray State head coach to win the OVC Coach of the Year honor (that group has a total of 15 awards).
Long averaged 3.1 rebounds a game and blocked 20 shots from the guard position during his senior season.
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