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Sac State’s Mikh McKinney named Big Sky Conference MVP

Sacramento State guard Mikh McKinney, driving against on March 6, 2014, has been named most valuable player of the Big Sky conference.
Sacramento State guard Mikh McKinney, driving against on March 6, 2014, has been named most valuable player of the Big Sky conference. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Senior guard Mikh McKinney on Monday became the first Sacramento State men’s basketball player to be named Big Sky Conference Most Valuable Player.

He becomes the first Sac State player to be named a conference MVP since Nate Robinson was selected the Far Western Conference’s co-Player of the Year in 1977.

McKinney also was voted unanimous first team for the second consecutive season.

Senior guard Dylan Garrity was named second team. The Hornets’ four-year starter was voted honorable mention his three previous seasons.

This season, McKinney averaged 19 points, 5 assists, 2.6 steals and shot 51.5 percent while playing 36.9 minutes in leading the Hornets to their best season of the Division I era.

Garrity averaged 13.3 points, 2.7 assists and shot 45.5 percent from the field. He is the Hornets’ career leader in assists (521), games started (112) and total minutes played (3,857).

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