Kenny Chaffin, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been selected as the American Mideast Conference and the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance in games played during the week of November 29-December 5.
Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward/center from Marysville, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 3-0 record for the week. The former Marysville High School star began the week with 14 points and nine rebounds as MVNC won its American Mideast Conference opener 82-80 in overtime at Geneva (PA) College.
In the first round of the 1999 Food for the Hungry Holiday Invitational, Chaffin recorded 15 points and nine rebounds in a 99-80 victory over Indiana Southeast University. He made all five of his field goal attempts in the game - including three three-pointers - and he was perfect on his two free throw attempts.
In the championship game of the tournament, Chaffin, who was selected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, led the Cougars to a 135-87 rout of Berea (KY) College, the #7 team in NAIA Division II. Chaffin finished with career-highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds as MVNC set a new school record for most points scored in a game.
For the week, Chaffin averaged 17.7 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. He also shot 69 percent from the field, 67 percent from the three-point arc, and 83 percent from the charity stripe.
The Cougars are currently 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the AMC. The team will return to action on Tuesday, December 14, when MVNC will host Saint Vincent (PA) College at 7:30 p.m.