Adam Stevens, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College men's basketball team, has been named the American Mideast Conference and the National Christian College Athletic Association National Player of the Week for his performance in games played from November 8-14.
Stevens, a 6-foot-6 senior forward from Mount Vernon, Ohio, led the Cougars to three victories to open the season. The former standout at Mount Vernon High School began the week with 16 points, a game-high 14 rebounds, and four blocked shots in an 87-79 victory at Kentucky Christian College.
Stevens followed that performance up by guiding MVNC to the Cougar Homecoming Classic with wins over Houghton (NY) College and Trinity Christian (IL) College. Against Houghton, Stevens recorded 17 points, eight rebounds, and three assists in only 22 minutes of action. In the championship game against Trinity Christian, he compiled 25 points, 11 rebounds, and seven assists, while also drilling seven three-pointers. For his efforts, Stevens was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
For the week, Stevens averaged 19.3 points and 11.0 rebounds with a pair of double-double performances. He also canned 10-of-21 three-point shots (47.6 percent) to go along with 13 assists, six blocked shots, and three steals.
MVNC is currently 3-0 on the season. The Cougars will return to action at 8:00 p.m. on Friday when the team will face King (TN) College in the Taylor (IN) University Classic.