Western Michigan men’s basketball tied for the most honorees as the MAC rolled out its Academic All-MAC list Wednesday.
Chase Barrs, William Boyer-Richard, Patrick Emilien and Jason Whitens all earned the academic honor for the Broncos, who joined Ohio and Miami at the top of all MAC schools with four Academic All-MAC student-athletes. 29 total student-athletes from the conference were honored.
Boyer-Richard’s 3.87 GPA topped the group for WMU. He is studying finance and he scored 2.0 points per game, adding 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game this year for the Broncos. Emilien’s GPA currently stands at 3.68 midway through his junior year, and he is a marketing major. Emilien averaged 5.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this year, and his 10 blocks were second-most for WMU.
Barrs was close behind Emilien with a 3.63 GPA as a business student at WMU. Barrs averaged just 0.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game this season. Whitens started 18 of his 19 games this season while continuing to hold a 3.46 GPA through his redshirt-junior season studying sales and marketing. Whitens averaged 5.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game this season, and his .889 free throw percentage was best on the team.
Barrs, Boyer-Richard and Emilien all entered the transfer portal at the conclusion of the season, with Barrs having committed to Florida A&M as a transfer and Emilien has announced his transfer to St. Francis College. Boyer-Richard is still in the transfer portal.