ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters earned The Summit League's initial Men's Basketball Player of the Week award after a 30-point effort in the season-opener at Alabama. The honor is the ninth of Wolters' career, tying him for the second-highest total on record.
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Sr., G, St. Cloud, Minn.
Wolters poured in 30 of his team's 67 points against an Alabama defense that ranked ninth nationally last season in scoring. The senior guard made a career-high five three-pointers on six attempts and converted 10-of-15 field goals and all five free throw attempts in the nationally-televised opening night contest. Wolters added three assists, three steals and three rebounds while playing all 40 minutes.
Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; John Hart, IUPUI; Mike Felt, North Dakota State; Duke Mondy, Oakland.
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.