Dennis highlighted as Regional Rookie of the Year

Dennis highlighted as Regional Rookie of the Year

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – announced its 2016-17 men's basketball All-Region Teams earlier this week, naming Morrisville State College freshman forward, Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) the East Region Rookie of the Year.

Dennis is the first Mustang to earn the honor from

Dennis, who also collected Rookie of the Year honors from the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), played a vital role for the Mustangs as they captured the program's fourth conference title, and subsequent bid to the NCAA Championship Tournament.

Starting 26 of 29 games at forward, Dennis led Morrisville State in scoring and rebounding, averaging 19.2 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game while shooting 60.3 percent from the floor.

The freshman ranks in the top 16 in four different categories within all of Division III, including 11th in double-doubles (18), fourth in offensive rebounds (4.83), 16th in total field goals, and 11th in total rebounds.

Also a first team all-conference selection, Dennis 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