ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State guard Taylor Braun was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for his performances Nov. 19-25.
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Jr., G, Newberg, Ore.
Braun earned his first career award after being named MVP of the Progressive Legends Classic Pittsburgh Subregional and leading the Bison to 3-0 record at the tournament. The junior guard opened the week with 12 points and six rebounds in an 83-80 overtime win over Youngstown State followed by an 11-point, six-assist performance in a win over Duquesne. He finished the tournament with a 19-point, seven-rebound, six-assist effort to help the Bison defeat James Madison. His six assists in back-to-back games marked a career-high. Braun averaged 11.5 points and 5.0 assists per game for the 3-1 Bison on the week and shot 77.8 percent from the free throw line.
Also nominated: Isaiah McCray, Fort Wayne; Michael Patton, IUPUI; Corey Petros, Oakland; Juevol Myles, South Dakota; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.
Previous honoree: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/19 – Corey Petros, Oakland/Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.
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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.