Ohio State Commit Marc Loving Repeats as Ohio Division I Boys Basketball Player of the Year

By Jason Priestas on March 19, 2013 at 5:31a
Marc Loving was named Division I player of the year in Ohio by the AP for the second year in a row

The AP All-Ohio boys basketball team was released Monday night with Toledo St. John's Marc Loving honored as the Division I player of the year.

Loving, a 6-foot-8 forward who will suit of for Thad Matta's Buckeyes next year, was named player of the year for the second year in a row after averaging 21.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Titans.

Joining Loving on the Division I first team were St. Ignatius’ Francisco Santiago, Uniontown Green’s Dan Fanelly, Walnut Hills’ Isaiah Johnson (Akron), Westerville North’s Jack Gibbs, Toledo Whitmer’s Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin) and Springboro’s Maverick Morgan.

Fellow Ohio State commit Jae'Sean Tate of Pickerington Central was named to the Division I second team. Tate's prep career season ended with a 31-point, 17-rebound performance in a loss to Gahanna.

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