Kenny Chaffin, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association National Player of the Week for his performances during the week of January 24-30.
Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward from Marysville, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 2-0 week with wins over Walsh University, ranked #23 in NAIA Division II, and Shawnee State University.
Against Walsh, the former All-Ohioan at Marysville High School scored a game-high 21 points and matched his career high with 11 rebounds in the 82-80 victory over the Cavaliers that was their first home loss of the season.
In MVNC's 75-70 win over Shawnee State, Chaffin scored 17 points and again tied his career high with 11 boards. The victory gave the Cougars their fourth straight 20-win season for the first time in school history.
Chaffin averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds for the week to go along with four blocked shots, two steals, and one assist. He connected on 15-of-30 shots from the field (50.0 percent), 1-of-4 three point attempts (25.0 percent), and 7-of-8 free throw attempts (87.5 percent).
For the season, Chaffin is second on the team in both scoring (16.0 points per game) and rebounding (6.9 rebounds per game). He leads the team in field goal percentage (57.8 percent), and he has made 54-of-67 free throw attempts (80.6 percent).
MVNC is currently 20-4 overall on the season and 10-2 in the American Mideast Conference. The Cougars, who are ranked #4 in this week's NAIA Division II national poll, will host Tiffin University at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night in the Physical Education Center.