Kenny Chaffin and Phil Argento, two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, were honored when the American Mideast Conference announced its annual awards recently.
Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Marysville, Ohio, was named to the AMC First Team for the second straight year. The former All-Ohioan at Marysville High School is currently averaging 18.2 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game for the Cougars. Chaffin also leads the team with 64 blocked shots and is shooting 52.8 percent from the field (220-for-417).
Argento, a 6-foot-2 junior guard from Grafton, Ohio, joined Chaffin on the 10-player AMC First Team as MVNC was the only team to land two players in the top ten. The former All-Ohioan at Lutheran West High School leads the Cougars in scoring (18.5 points per game) and has nailed a team-high 113 treys. Argento also leads the team by shooting 88 percent from the charity stripe (81-of-92) and 44 percent from three-point land (113-of-257).
MVNC is currently 20-11 overall and finished fourth in the AMC with a 12-6 conference mark. The Cougars will host Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region championship game.
Chaffin was also recently selected to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Second Team for the second year in a row. In addition to his performance on the basketball court, the Health/Physical Education major has posted a 3.521 grade point average in the classroom.