NewsMVNU's Argento Earns NAIA All-American Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Phil Argento, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team, has been selected to the NAIA Division II Honorable Mention All-American Team for the second straight year.
Argento, a 6-foot-2 senior guard from Grafton, Ohio, leads the Cougars in scoring and ranks eighth among NAIA Division II players by averaging 22.4 points per game. The former All-Ohioan at Lutheran West High School has nailed a school-record 135 three-pointers this season and is second on the team with 51 steals. Argento became the program's career scoring leader this season and currently has 2,270 points. He also ranks eighth in college basketball history with 451 three-pointers made so far.
Among Argento's many honors this season, he was named the American Mideast Conference South Division Player of the Year and the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region Player of the Year.
MVNU is currently making final preparations for the NCCAA National Tournament that begins with first round action on Thursday in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Cougars, who are 18-12 overall and are the defending NCCAA national champions, will take on second-seeded Christian Heritage (Calif.) College at 8:00 p.m. in their first game.