NewsMVNU Men's Basketball Team Lands Local Transfer for 2005-06
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball team has landed a key recruit for the 2005-2006 season with the addition of Connor Gregg, who has decided to further his education and continue his basketball career with the Cougars after transferring to MVNU from Tiffin University.
Gregg, a 6-foot-7 forward from Bellville, Ohio, averaged 20.9 points and grabbed 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting 58 percent from the floor as a senior at Clear Fork High School. For his efforts, he was selected as the Mohican Area Conference Player of the Year and named to the Northwest District First Team and the Division III All-Ohio Team. He scored 17 points in the Ohio North/South game, and he tallied 39 points and was selected as the Most Valuable Player at the Mount Vernon News Senior Showcase after leading the area in scoring during the season. He was also selected for the Mansfield News Journal All-Star Basketball Classic. As a freshman at Tiffin, Gregg played in 26 games with 11 starts and averaged 6.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.
"Connor should make an immediate impact on our team,” said MVNU head coach Scott Flemming. "He is an inside-outside player. He can use his athleticism to score around the basket or step out and shoot behind the (three-point) arc. He runs the floor very well for his size, which should make our transition game that much more effective. He will be another shot blocker on the defensive end as well. He is a good fit with the players we already have.”
In addition to playing basketball, Gregg played baseball at Clear Fork where he batted .416 with six home runs as a senior and was selected as his team’s Offensive Player of the Year. He was also named the Clear Fork Male Athlete of the Year in 2004.
"I believe MVNU is the best place for me to further my education and play basketball,” said Gregg. "Coach Flemming recruited me during my senior year, so I was able to make many visits to the campus. I got to know a lot of the players and like the way they play the game. I think I will be a good fit into the program.”
MVNU posted a 21-11 overall record in 2004-2005 as the Cougars topped the 20-win mark for the eighth time in nine seasons. The team also finished third in the highly competitive American Mideast Conference South Division with an 11-7 mark and qualified for the AMC Tournament.