Phil Argento, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his efforts during the week of January 22-28.
Argento, a 6-foot-2 sophomore guard from Grafton, Ohio, helped the Cougars to a 1-1 record for the week as he averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game. The former standout at Lutheran West High School shot 43.3 percent from the field (13-of-30), 46.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc (7-of-15), and 72.7 percent at the free throw line (8-of-11).
Argento began the week with 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals as MVNC downed Shawnee State University 95-76. In that game, he was 5-of-10 from three-point range.
Argento closed out the week with 15 points and four assists in a 69-67 loss to Geneva (Pa.) College, ranked #13 in the latest NAIA Division II national poll. He also matched his career high with eight rebounds in that contest.
For the season, Argento is averaging 14.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He is shooting 42.7 percent from the field (120-of-281), 37.1 percent from three-point range (65-of-175), and 66.0 percent from the charity stripe (31-of-47). He has also recorded 27 steals and 57 assists.
The Cougars are currently 11-12 overall and 4-7 in the American Mideast Conference. MVNC will return to action on Thursday evening when the team will host Wilberforce University at 7:30 p.m.