OU’s Mondy and WIU’s Parks Named Players of the Week

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ELMHURST, Ill. – Oakland junior guard Duke Mondy and Western Illinois senior forward Terell Parks were named Summit League Men's Basketball Players of the Week for their performances Dec. 31-Jan. 6.

Duke Mondy, Oakland
Jr., G, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mondy garnered his first career award after nearly posting a double-double in a Summit League win over Omaha. In that game, he scored 18 points, shooting 77.8 percent (7-of-9) from the field and 75 percent (3-of-4) from beyond the arc, and dished out nine assists. Monday also turned in a defensive performance that included six steals and two blocked shots to go along with three rebounds. Including a non-league game at Alabama, Mondy averaged 14.5 points, 5.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 3.0 rebounds for the week. He shot over 50 percent from the field (.526) and three-point range (.571) during the week.

Terell Parks, Western Illinois
Sr., F, Beloit, Wis.

Parks received his first career award after averaging a double-double for the week while helping his team to a Summit League win over IUPUI. Against the Jaguars, he scored 13 points and pulled down 12 rebounds with five blocked shots, two steals and two assists. In a non-league win over Savannah State, Parks had a career-high seven blocked shots to go along with nine points and eight rebounds. For the week, he averaged 11.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocked shots, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game while leading WIU to its best start (12-3) since the 1957-58 season.

Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Sean Esposito, IUPUI; Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; Justin Simmons, Omaha; Casey Kasperbauer, South Dakota; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.

Previous honorees: Nov. 10  – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Nov.19  – Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Nov. 26 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 – Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois; Dec.10 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 17 – Tony Fiegen, South Dakota State; Dec. 24 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Dec. 31 – Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State.

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.