Make no bones about it, Antonio Campbell was the best player in the Mid-American conference playing basketball this last year. That manifested in a conference player of the year award. Now it has yielded Campbell an AP honorable mention All-American selection.
Campbell joins six past Bobcats to garner some type of all-america honors.
This section from a release from ohiobobcats.com gives a pretty good idea as to why he garnered this selection.
A 2015-16 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division I First Team All-District 14 and 2016 First Team All-MAC selection, Campbell led the Bobcats in scoring with 17.1 points per game (fourth in MAC), a 56.6 percent field goal percentage (237-of-423; second in MAC, 39th in NCAA), 6.8 field goals made per game, 12.1 field goals attempted per game, 10.2 rebounds per game (second in MAC, 21st in NCAA) and 1.8 blocks per game (first in MAC, 59th in NCAA). He also ranked second on the team with 2.3 free throws made per game and 3.2 free throw attempts per game and third with 1.2 three-point field goals made per game and 3.3 three-point field goal attempts per game.
Campbell led Ohio to a two-seed in the MAC tournament a year removed from a 10-win season and showcased a remarkably improved skill set, and certainly an improved leadership ability.
He was the lone MAC basketball player to be selected to the all-america team, even in an honorable mention capacity.