Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Sr., G, St. Cloud, Minn.
Wolters collected his Summit League record seventh Player of the Week award this season and tied the all-time league mark with 15 career honors. Against Cal State Bakersfield, Wolters finished one assist shy of a triple-double, scoring 32 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out nine assists. Facing Murray State in a nationally-televised BracketBusters game, he scored 18 points with six rebounds, five assists and two steals. Wolters played 89 of his team's 90 minutes in the two games, including all 50 in the double-overtime contest at Bakersfield. His weekly averages included 25 points, seven assists, six rebounds and 1.5 steals per game. Wolters became the first player on record (since 1990-91) to earn three consecutive Summit League Player of the Week awards.
Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Greg Rice, IUPUI; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Travis Bader, Oakland; Justin Simmons, Omaha; Brandon Bos, South Dakota; Adam Link, 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; 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; Feb. 11 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Feb. 18 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.
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