NewsFormer Archbold Hoops Star to Transfer to MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball team has added another important recruit for the 2006-2007 season with the addition of Dan Borcherdt, who has decided to further his education and continue his basketball career with the Cougars.
Borcherdt, a 6-foot guard from Archbold, Ohio, will be transferring to MVNU from the United States Military Academy where he averaged 4.1 points in 23 games for the Black Knights as a freshman. The former star at Archbold High School averaged 22.7 points per game as a senior while shooting 38.2 percent from three-point range (81-for-212) and 90.0 percent from the free throw line (144-for-160) on the way to being named to the Division III All-Ohio First Team and the Northwest District Co-Player of the Year. He led Archbold to a 64-10 record during his three seasons as a starter as well as three league titles and two state Final Four appearances.
In addition to finishing his career as Archbold’s all-time leading scorer with 1,422 points, Borcherdt is the all-time leading free throw shooter in Ohio high school history at 88.6 percent (325-for-367) and ranks second in state history by making 52 consecutive free throws at one point. He also ranks in the top 20 in state history in five other categories including twelfth in career three-point percentage at 41.3 percent (205-for-497).
"Dan will be a great addition to our present team,” said MVNU head coach Scott Flemming. "We recruited him heavily in high school prior to him choosing to enroll at Army. He is a very good perimeter shooter and is able to get to the free throw line as well. His experience will be helpful as he joins our program. Dan is another great fit for our school. He is a solid student and his Christian faith is a high priority in his life.”
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Borcherdt. "It is a great place for me to excel athletically, academically, and spiritually. Upon graduation from MVNU, I will have become a much more well-rounded individual.”
MVNU finished the season with a 27-9 overall record and was ranked 15th in the final NAIA Division II poll. The Cougars, who have topped the 20-win mark in nine of the past 10 seasons, won the American Mideast Conference Tournament, earned a berth in the NAIA Division II national tournament, and knocked off Embry-Riddle (Fla.) University, the top-ranked team, to advance to the quarterfinals before falling.