MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 Coaches' Division III All-District teams, selecting Morrisville State junior forward, Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) to its East All-District First Team.
The NABC recognizes the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, as selected by member coaches of the association.
Dennis is the second Mustang to earn the recognition, and the first to garner first team accolades. Mickey Davis (Syracuse, N.Y.) earned second team honors in 2012.
The junior was a two-time selection to the D3hoops.com National Team of the Week following his performance on the court this season, and earned recognition for a second time in his career as a first time honoree on the D3hoops.com All-Region Team along with being named the Rookie of the Year in 2017.
Dennis, a three-time North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) first team selection, played a key role in the Mustangs success on the season with his domination in the paint. His efforts assisted Morrisville State back to the NEAC regular season and championship tournament titles, while they making the programs fifth overall appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Dennis started all 28 games for the Mustangs at forward this season, averaging 20.9 points and 14.4 rebounds per game, as he shot 65.8% from the floor.
The forward averaged 27.0 minutes per game on the court, netted a total 585 points, including 151 from the free throw line, while snagging 404 total rebounds off the glass. More than 130 were grabbed off the offensive boards, as he also assisted 24 and blocked a total 38 shots.
Dennis led the NEAC in total field goals (217), field goal percentage, free throws, offensive and defensive rebounds (271), along with total rebounds (404) and points. He is second overall in scoring at 20.9 points per game.
The forward currently holds the top spot in the NCAA Division III in double-doubles, recording 24 across the season, while ranking in the top 10 in four additional statistical categories. Dennis is ranked second overall in defensive rebounds per game and total rebounds per game, while raking fourth in offensive rebounds (4.75) per game and eighth in field goal percentage.
Dennis grabbed a season high 32 rebounds against SUNY Poly, and still remains the individual high for rebounds in a single match across all of Division III on the season.
Dennis is a five-time Player of the Week selection for the NEAC, two-time D3hoops.com selection this season and two-time USBWA National Player of the Week honoree.
Earlier this season Dennis surpassed the top spot in the Mustang record books as the all-time scoring leader, and after three seasons as accumulated a total 1591 points, 973 rebounds, 67 assists, 86 steals and 98 blocked shots.
The graduate of Harry S. Truman High is majoring in criminal justice at SUNY Morrisville. 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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.