The Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Dan Weston for the 2000-2001 season.
Weston, a 6-foot-4 center from Morral, Ohio, helped Worthington Christian High School to two straight trips to the Division IV state tournament as the team claimed the state title in 1999 and finished as a semifinalist in 2000.
As a senior at Worthington Christian, Weston averaged 9.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per game as he earned Honorable Mention recognition in both the Mid-Buckeye Conference and the Central District. Weston connected on 50 percent of his field goal attempts and 70 percent of his free throw attempts.
"I have always been impressed with Dan's work ethic and the intensity that he plays with," said MVNC head coach Scott Flemming. "He seems like the kind of player who will do anything to help his team win. He will give us the depth we need at the post position."
"In addition to his basketball skills, I am even more impressed with Dan's Christian character and his leadership ability," Flemming added.
Besides his accomplishments on the basketball court, Weston is a member of National Honor Society. He was also active in student government as he served as president of his freshman class and treasurer of his sophomore class.
"I was attracted to MVNC because it was a Christian school with a winning tradition," said Weston of his college choice. "After attending a game, I realized what an exciting style of basketball MVNC played. I was also very impressed with the coaches - they are men that love Jesus and love to win games as well. That was important to me. When I met with the team members, their good positive attitudes were evident, and they made me feel welcome."
"I believe that MVNC is committed to excellence not only in basketball, but also in academics," Weston added. "MVNC will give me a great education that I can use for my future career."
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.