Kevin McClain -- Student-Athlete of the Month for January

Kevin McClain -- Student-Athlete of the Month for January

Kevin McClain has been key component to the men’s basketball team’s success this season.  He is averaging 13.6 points, 3.9 assists, and 1.6 steals per game.  He ranks among the top-10 in the OVC in five statistical categories.  Against UCLA last month, he scored 21 points, including the game winner, while at the game at Purdue, he posted a team high 21 points.  For his efforts against UCLA, he was named OVC Player of the Week on December 17. 


Why did you choose Belmont?

It was a great school academically, great and basketball and beautiful campus.


What do you want to do when you grow up?

Become a professional athlete.


What is your ritual before a game/meet/match?

Before a game, I always listen to music and watch some highlights from my favorite basketball players.


Who is your favorite athlete and why?

My favorite athlete is former NBA star Kobe Bryant… more because of his mindset and love of basketball and not just from the way he played.


If you didn’t play your sport, what sport would you play & why? 

Football --  because I’m pretty fast and was a good receiver back in the day.


What are you watching on Netflix now?

Mainly movies


What is your favorite quote?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13