MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – Morrisville State junior Kevin Dennis (Bronx, N.Y.) has added yet another accolade to his ever growing list of honors as the NCAA released its season statistical champions, naming the forward the National Stats Champion for finishing atop all of Division III in double-doubles throughout the 2018-19 basketball season.
Dennis recorded 24 double-doubles in points and rebounds throughout the year in 28 games for the Mustangs, leading all of Division III, while ranking tied for second across all divisions after averaging 20.9 points and 14.4 rebounds per game on the year.
"I am very happy for Kevin that he is being recognized for leading the nation in double-doubles," said head coach Joe Smith.
"Kevin's efforts are invaluable to our team both offensively and defensively. He is a force to be reckoned with on the boards and in the paint."
"His play has been a driving force for our team's successes in the past three years, and I am very fortunate to be able to coach him."
The junior also finds his name leading the NCAA in total rebounds, amassing 404 total on the year, while ranking second overall in the division in rebounds per game with 14.4.
The 2019 NEAC Player of the Year ranks in the top 10 in field goal percentage (8th – 65.8%), offensive rebounds per game (4th – 4.75) and defensive rebounds per game (2nd – 9.68).
He also collected the NCAA single game high in rebounds this season, registering 32 in a league battle with SUNY Polytechnic on December 1st.
Dennis is the second NCAA season statistical champion in Morrisville State history, joining men's lacrosse goalkeeper Chris Fiore, who in 2014 completed the season with two individual top 10 Division III national rankings, including leading the country in goals against average (6.20).
Dennis is no stranger to the leading ranks for men's basketball at Morrisville State. Aside from posting his best collegiate season to date, the junior also holds several top 10 rankings within the Mustang season and career record books, including claiming the overall leading spot as the all-time scoring leader in program history.
The forward notched the number one mark with 1,537 points on February 16th and continued to add to his total through the remaining of the season, finishing with a career total 1,591, but also has one season remaining.
Dennis has also worked his way to the top of the record books in season rebounds, rebound average, season offensive rebounds, season defensive rebounds, career defensive rebounds, career offensive rebounds, career total rebounds, and is threatening on taking over the top spot in several others as well, including career blocked shots.
The graduate of Harry S. Truman High is a three-time first team all-league honoree for the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC), earning Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors, while being selected for numerous weekly awards for the conference, along with D3hoops.com, USBWA National Player of the Week, and NABC awards.
A criminal justice major at SUNY Morrisville, Dennis 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.