Brad Hostasa, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College menís basketball team, has been named the American Mideast Conference and the National Christian College Athletic Association Menís Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in games during the week of December 28 through January 3.
Hostasa, a 6-foot-2 senior forward from Newark, Ohio, averaged 23.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as the Cougars won two games at the Concordia University Holiday Invitational in Irvine, California.
In the opening game of the tournament against the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Hostasa connected on 12-of-14 shots from the field as he tallied a season-high 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds in an 85-70 victory. He added 19 points, four rebounds, and five assists in an 86-79 victory over Concordia (CA) University in the championship game.
For the week, Hostasa made 18-of-22 shots from the field (81.8 percent) and drained 3-of-5 three-point attempts (60 percent). He also converted 66.7 percent of his free throws and added six steals, four assists, and one blocked shot as he was named to the All-Tournament Team.
On the season, Hostasa ranks ninth in the AMC in scoring (17.7 points per game), second in field goal percentage (66.3 percent), and eleventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.31).
MVNC, the top-ranked team in NAIA Division II, is currently 13-0 overall and 2-0 in the AMC. The Cougars will host Cedarville College at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday evening in the Physical Education Center. The Yellow Jackets are currently 9-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.