Estan Tyler, Kansas City
So., G, St. Paul, Minn.
Tyler earned his first award and the first by a Kansas City player since 2010, with a career-high scoring night in a comeback road victory at South Dakota. He put up 25 points in 28 minutes off the bench on 10-of-13 shooting while dishing out five assists without committing a turnover. Tyler, who entered the contest averaging 10.0 points per game, connected on five-of-seven three-point attempts and made 11 of his team's 19 made field goals during a record-setting second half. The Kangaroos shot a school-record 82.6 percent during the second half to overcome a nine-point deficit. The comeback victory snapped Kansas City's nine-game road losing streak and marked the 'Roos first league road win since Dec. 2011.
Also nominated: Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; Donovan Gibbs, IUPUI; TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State; Ryan Bass, Oakland; John Karhoff, Omaha; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Terell Parks, Western Illinois.
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; Jan. 7 – Duke Mondy, Oakland / Terell Parks, Western Illinois.
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