Adam Stevens, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance during the week of December 13-19. This is the second time that Stevens has received the honor this season.
Stevens, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Mount Vernon, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 3-0 week that included two American Mideast Conference victories. The former Mount Vernon High School standout averaged 18.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game.
Stevens began the week with 19 points, seven rebounds, six steals, and four assists as MVNC rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit for an 81-70 victory over Saint Vincent (PA) College in conference play.
He followed that performance up with 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and two steals against Ohio State University-Newark as the Cougars posted a 140-76 non-conference road win. The team set new school records for points in a game (140), points in a half (78 in the second half), field goals made (60), field goals attempted (98), and players scoring in double figures (8) in the contest.
Stevens closed out the week by nearly recording the second triple-double of his career as MVNC downed Cedarville College 110-80 in conference play. Stevens led the Cougars with 25 points and 13 rebounds, while also dishing out nine assists.
Stevens also recently moved up in two MVNC career categories. He now ranks second in career rebounds (934) and eighth in career points (1,617).
MVNC is currently ranked #7 in the latest NAIA Division II national poll. The Cougars are 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the AMC. The team will return to action on December 29 and 30 when MVNC will compete in the Ashland University Tournament in Ashland, Ohio.