The Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team has added another player to its roster for the 2001-2002 season with the addition of Andy Dunn.
Dunn, a 6-foot-1 guard from Hamilton, Ohio, has decided to transfer to MVNC after spending his freshman year at Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) University. As a senior at Lakota West High School, he averaged 13.1 points per game as he was named to the Greater Miami Conference and Butler County First Teams. He was also a District 15 All-Star.
During his career at Lakota West, Dunn compiled 856 points in three varsity seasons to finish in seventh place on the school's all-time scoring list. He tied the school record for points in a game with 34, and he set a new school record by making 10 three-pointers in a game.
"Andy is a great addition to this year's recruiting class," said MVNC head coach Scott Flemming. "He is not only a fine player, but a tremendous young man on and off the court. Certainly, one of his strengths is his three-point shooting accuracy. Coming in with one year of college basketball under his belt will be to his benefit."
"I also see some strong leadership qualities in Andy," Flemming added. "He has the potential to not only be a leader on our team but on our campus as well."
In addition to his achievements on the court, Dunn was named to the GMC All-Academic Team each of his three seasons on the varsity basketball team. He was the president of National Honor Society as a senior and also selected as Lakota West's Prom King. He received the Pringle Award for leadership on and off the court, and he also earned the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.
"I want to attend a Christian college where I can grow spiritually and play basketball to glorify God," said Dunn of his decision to attend MVNC. "I believe that God has blessed me with a talent, and I desire to give Him all the glory."
MVNC is coming off an 18-15 season - the team's fifth straight season with at least 18 wins. The Cougars also finished 10-8 in the highly-competitive American Mideast Conference, and the team advanced to the AMC Tournament semifinals for the fifth straight year.