ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's Luis Jacobo was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performances Nov. 11-17.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne
Sr. // F // Sanford, Fla.
Jacobo earned his first career Player of the Week award after leading Fort Wayne to a pair of wins with two 20-point performances last week. After missing the first three games of the season with an injury, the senior forward scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 25 minutes off the bench in the win over UTPA Saturday. In Sunday's 69-66 win over Tennessee Tech, he had 20 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for his first double-double of the year. For the week, Jacobo averaged 22 points, 8.5 rebounds and one assist per game. He shot 57 percent (16-of-28) from the field, 40 percent from behind the arc (4-of-10) and 73 percent (8-of-11) at the free throw line. For his efforts in the two games, Jacobo was named to the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Holiday Inn Downtown Marina Islanders Basketball All-Tournament Team.
Also nominated: Chris Udofia, Denver; Ian Chiles, IUPUI; Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; CJ Carter, Omaha; Trevor Gruis, South Dakota; Garret Covington, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, UNO.
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent seasons including new tournament and regular season attendance standards, record postseason tournament participation, all-time best RPI rankings, national player honors and NCAA statistical champions. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.