Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Sr., G, St. Cloud, Minn.
Wolters garnered his 13th career accolade and fifth of the season after a record-setting performance. Against Fort Wayne, Wolters posted an NCAA season-best scoring performance with 53 points to set a school-record and a Summit League record for a regulation game. In amassing the highest NCAA point total since 2009, Wolters converted 17-of-28 field goal attempts, including 9-of-14 three-point attempts, and 10-of-11 free throws in South Dakota State's victory. Two days later, Wolters put up 36 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds at Oakland. In that contest, he made 12-of-20 from the field, including three treys, and converted all nine free throw attempts. For the week, Wolters averaged 44.5 points, five assists and five rebounds per game while shooting 60.4 percent (29-48) overall, 52.2 percent (12-23) from beyond the arc, and 95 percent (19-20) from the free throw line.
Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Sean Esposito, IUPUI; Nate Rogers, Kansas City; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Duke Mondy, Oakland.
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; Jan. 14 – Estan Tyler, Kansas City; Jan. 21 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Jan. 28 – Travis Bader, Oakland; Feb. 4 – Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne / Drew Valentine, Oakland.
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