Phil Argento, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, was recently selected as the American Mideast Conference Co-Player of the Week and the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his efforts during the week of January 28-February 3.
Argento, a junior guard from Grafton, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 2-0 record for the week as he averaged 22.0 points per game. The former All-Ohioan at Lutheran West High School shot 44.8 percent from the field (13-of-29), 56.3 percent from the three-point arc (9-of-16), and nailed all nine of his free throw attempts. He also recorded five assists, three rebounds, two steals, and one blocked shot.
Argento began the week with 27 points and five assists in a 101-94 victory over Malone College. He nailed seven of his ten three-point shots and all four of his free throws. Then, in a 97-92 overtime win over Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College, he tallied 17 points and three rebounds to help pace MVNC.
On the season, Argento is averaging 17.8 points per game. He leads the Cougars with 93 three-pointers made in 209 attempts from beyond the arc (44.5 percent). He is also the team's leading free throw shooter at 89.6 percent (60-for-67). In addition, Argento has compiled 22 steals, 47 assists, and 82 rebounds.
MVNC is currently 16-10 overall and in fifth place in the AMC with an 8-6 conference mark. The Cougars will host Notre Dame College of Ohio in a conference contest on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.