MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its Corvias Division III North weekly award winners, naming Morrisville State College freshman forward, Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) the Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week for a second time, following the weeks' action ending Sunday, February 5.
He earns the honor for a second time in his young career, collecting Rookie of the Week accolades on January 24.
Dennis led Morrisville State to a 2-1 week within conference play, including in a midweek battle against SUNY Poly, where hit 12-of-13 from the free throw line en route to a team-high 30 points. In addition he posted a collegiate high 19 boards, 10 of which came on the offensive glass, while adding one steal and two blocks to his tallies on the night.
On Saturday, the freshman led Morrisville State in a 57-52 victory over Keuka, leading the Mustangs again with 16 points. Dennis closed out the week by shooting 92.9 percent from the floor Sunday to match a career-high 31 points in an 84-70 win against Wells.
Dennis averaged 25.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 1.7 blocked shots across the week for the Mustangs, and is currently ranked fifth overall in the conference in points per game (20.3), is first in rebounds per game (10.9), third in field goal percentage (59.1%), and is first in offensive rebounds per game (5.3).
He also ranks third overall in all of Division III in offensive rebounds per game (5.32) and is currently 16th overall in double-doubles with 12.
The freshman is a graduate of Harry S. Truman High and is majoring in criminal justice at Morrisville State. He is the son of Monique Davis of the Bronx.
Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.
The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.