Kenny Chaffin, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been selected as both the American Mideast Conference and National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance in games during the week of February 11-17.
Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Marysville, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 3-0 week in AMC play as they extended their winning streak to six straight games. With the victories, MVNC also recorded its fifth 20-win campaign in the last six seasons.
Chaffin began the week with 19 points, two rebounds, and two blocked shots in an 88-72 victory at Urbana University. The former All-Ohioan at Marysville High School followed that up with 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Cougars rallied from 17 points down in the second half to post a 98-88 overtime win at Cedarville University. Then, he closed out the week with 23 points, 13 rebounds, and four blocks as MVNC downed then 20th-ranked Shawnee State University 96-89.
For the week, Chaffin averaged 19.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while shooting 55.0 percent from the field (22-of-40). He also compiled one assist, seven blocks, and five steals.
On the season, Chaffin leads the team in scoring (18.5 points per game) and rebounding (8.7 boards per contest) as he has posted 13 double-doubles. He also has a team-high 63 blocked shots to go along with 26 assists and 25 steals. He is shooting 53.1 percent from the field (216-for-407), 41.7 percent from beyond the three-point arc (45-for-108), and 68.4 percent from the charity stripe (78-for-114). He needs just 44 more points to become only the third player in school history to score 2,000 career points.
MVNC (20-10) will host an AMC Tournament quarterfinal game on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday's contest between Point Park (Pa.) College and Daemen (N.Y.) College.