NewsMVNU's Thompson Named NCCAA Player of the Week
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Andrew Thompson, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University menís basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance in games played during the week of November 8-14.
Thompson, a 6-foot junior guard from Mount Vernon, Ohio, averaged 15.7 points per game as the Cougars went 3-0 during the week. In a 67-65 win at Ohio State University-Newark, the former Mount Vernon High School star scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds. In a 99-72 victory over Trinity Christian (Ill.) College, he scored a career-high 24 points and nailed four three-pointers. Then, he closed out the week with a game-high 16 points and four three-pointers in a 67-51 upset of Daemen (N.Y.) College, who is ranked 12th in the NAIA Division II preseason poll. For the week, Thompson shot 40.5 percent from the field (15-for-37), 40.9 percent from three-point range (9-for-22), and 80.0 percent from the free throw line (8-for-10).
On the season, Thompson is second for MVNU in scoring with a 14.0 points per game average. He leads the team with 15 three-pointers made and is shooting 40.5 percent from beyond the arc (15-for-37). He has also recorded nine rebounds, seven steals, and 14 assists.
The Cougars are currently 6-0 overall to start the season. MVNU will return to action on Saturday when the team travels to Ashland University for a non-conference game that will begin at 3:00 p.m.