Two Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball players along with their head coach received recognition when the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region honors were announced on Friday.
Adam Stevens, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Mount Vernon, Ohio, highlighted the All-Region teams by being named the NCCAA East Region Player of the Year. The former Mount Vernon High School standout leads the Cougars in scoring (18.3 points per game), rebounding (8.8 rebounds per game), and steals (47). He has also dished out 113 assists and nailed 71 three-pointers.
Kenny Chaffin, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward from Marysville, Ohio, was selected to the NCCAA East Region Second Team. The former All-Ohioan at Marysville High School is second on the team in scoring (15.6 points per game) and rebounding (6.9 rebounds per game). He has also blocked 34 shots, and he leads the team in field goal shooting (56.5 percent).
MVNC head coach Scott Flemming was selected as the NCCAA East Region Coach of the Year after guiding the Cougars to a 23-7 overall record - the fourth straight year that MVNC has reached the 20-win mark.
The Cougars will return to action on Saturday when they will host Ohio Dominican College in the semifinals of the American Mideast Conference Tournament. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.