ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State junior guard Taylor Braun was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 3-9.
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Jr., G, Newburg, Ore.
Braun earned his second award of the season and career after averaging 22.5 points and 6.5 rebounds while leading his team to a pair of victories. At Morehead State, Braun totaled 23 points and nine rebounds in 29 minutes. He converted 11-of-12 free throws in the game, including all six attempts over the final 1:06. Against North Dakota, Braun led his team with 22 points and set a career high with five steals. He also added four rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot in the win.
Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Jordan Shanklin, IUPUI; Nate Rogers, Kansas City; Travis Bader, Oakland; John Karhoff, Omaha; Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State; Adam Link, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/19 – Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/26 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 – Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois.
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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.