After putting together one of the best seasons of any player in the history of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball program, Kenny Chaffin was rewarded for his efforts by being named to the NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All-American Team for the second year in a row.
Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Marysville, Ohio, led the Cougars by averaging a school-record 22.1 points per game and scoring in double figures in all 33 games. The former All-Ohioan at Marysville High School also grabbed a team-high 7.2 rebounds per game, blocked 57 shots, and registered 47 steals.
Chaffin set new single-season school records for points (730), field goals made (284), and field goals attempted (506). He shot 56.1 percent from the field, 43.4 percent from the three-point arc (43-of-99) and 76.8 percent from the free throw line (119-of-155).
For his career, Chaffin now has 1,401 career points. He ranks tenth on the school's all-time rebounding list with 531, and he is third in career blocked shots with 123 rejections.
MVNC posted an 18-15 overall record for the season. The Cougars advanced to the semifinals of the American Mideast Conference Tournament before being eliminated by eventual tournament champion, the University of Rio Grande, who advanced to the Final Four of the NAIA Division II National Tournament.