Todd Sands, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College menís basketball team, has been selected as the American Mideast Conference and the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his efforts in games played during the week of November 9-15.
Sands, a 6-foot-7 senior center from Centerburg, Ohio, led MVNC to a pair of victories and the 1998 Cougar Homecoming Classic title. The former Centerburg High School star scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 99-60 win over Kentucky Christian College. He came back with 25 points and 15 boards in a 73-65 victory over Huntington (IN) College in the title game.
For the week, Sands shot 73.9 percent from the field and 70 percent from the free throw line to go along with four assists, three blocks, and three steals. He also averaged 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per contest.
Sands currently leads the team in scoring (18.3 points per game), rebounding (10.7 rebounds per game), blocked shots (4), and field goal percentage (71.0 percent).
The Cougars are currently 3-0 overall this season. The team will travel to Rochester, New York, this weekend for the 1998 NCCAA Roundball Classic. MVNC will face Roberts Wesleyan College, the host school, at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, and will then play Nyack (NY) College at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.