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Green Bay's Keifer Sykes is Horizon League's top player

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Guard Keifer Sykes has been selected as the Horizon League Player of the Year for a second straight season after leading the conference in scoring.

Sykes is the first player to win the honor in back-to-back seasons since Detroit's Rashad Phillips in 2000-1.

Sykes averaged 18.5 points in leading the Phoenix to a 23-7 record. The senior is also averaging 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Tony Bennett is the only other player in Green Bay's Division I history to take the conference player of the year award twice, starting with the 1990-91 season.

Green Bay is the second seed in the league tournament which begins on Tuesday at campus sites. The Phoenix have a bye through the first two rounds, along with regular-season champion Valparaiso.

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