The Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team has addressed one of its needs for the 2000-2001 season with the addition of Chad Vorhis.
Vorhis, a 5-foot-9 point guard from West Alexandria, Ohio, was a three-time All-Cross County Conference First Team selection at Twin Valley South High School. He finished his high school career with 1,380 points and numerous school records that included most career steals (197), most career three-pointers made (149), most assists in a game (14), most three-pointers made in a game (8), and best single-season free throw percentage (83 percent).
Vorhis, who averaged 26.8 points per game as a senior before his season ended with a broken collar bone after 12 games, was a Division IV Second Team All-Ohioan following his junior year. He also set school records for most points by a freshman (154) and most points by a junior (491).
After graduating from high school, Vorhis made the University of Dayton men's basketball team as a freshman walk-on player. The following year, he transferred to Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College, an NCAA Division II school. Vorhis averaged 8.9 points per game in his season with the Battlers.
"We are excited about the addition of Chad to our program," said MVNC head coach Scott Flemming. "He is a true point guard. Not only does he have very good skills, but he will bring experience to our program. He will be able to contribute to our program immediately."
"Chad had a desire to come to a Christian college," Flemming added. "He will be a great addition to our student body as well as our team."
In addition to playing basketball, Vorhis was a member of National Honor Society and the yearbook staff while attending Twin Valley South High School.
"I chose to transfer to MVNC for several reasons," said Vorhis, who will be entering his junior year in 2000-2001. "I was very impressed with the school and its Christian environment. I am also looking forward to becoming a part of the basketball team."
The Cougars finished the 1999-2000 season with a 26-8 overall record marking the fourth straight season that the team has topped the 20-win mark. MVNC also advanced to the NAIA Division II National Tournament for the third year in a row.