CINCINNATI, OH - Head Coach Tony Stockman is pleased to announce the recent addition of Kenny Kaufman to the OCU men's basketball program. Kaufman joins the NCCAA National Champions after capping off a stellar prep career at Taft High School where he played for head coach Demarco Bradley. Under the direction of Coach Bradley, Kaufman led the Senators to a 19-7 record this past season while leading his team to the Regional Finals.
Kaufman enjoyed his best prep season as a senior, leading his team in scoring and assists as he posted career highs of 15.8 points and 5.8 assists per game. Kaufman also showed his ability to knock down outside shots as he shot a blistering 43.2% from three point range, leading the Senators with 41 three point baskets. For his standout season, Kaufman took home 1st Team All-Cincinnati Metro Athletic Conference honors in 2014.
"I chose OCU because of the beautiful campus and the family environment," states Kaufman. "The class sizes are smaller and the coaches and professors really invest in their students and that made a big impact on my decision. As soon as I arrived on campus I was treated like family and that is hard to find. I really think that I can accomplish my goals and continue to grow as young man while at OCU."
Coach Stockman thinks that Kaufman can be an impact player for the Trailblazers. "Kenny is a confident guard who has a lot of passion for the game of basketball. I am excited to work with him because he naturally loves to compete and is self motivated. I am looking forward to seeing him grow and develop both as a player and as a person."
Kaufman also performed strongly in the classroom as he graduated with a B average and near the top of his graduating class. While at Ohio Christian Unviersity, Kaufman will be majoring in Sports Management.
Kenny comes to OCU with several goals of what he wants to accomplish. "I really want to become a leader off the court and on the court," states Kaufman. "Winning a National Championship is something I have always dreamed of doing and I know while at OCU I might be blessed with that opportunity. As a student, I want to earn my degree and make the Dean's List."
Kaufman joins a successful program at OCU that is coming off of their second straight NCCAA National Championship. The Trailblazers graduated only one player from the 2014 championship roster but have reloaded for the upcoming season. With a talented group of incoming recruits and a strong core of returning players, the Trailblazers are once again set to have a memorable season as they seek out a third straight NCCAA Title in 2015.