ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State's Taylor Braun was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Nov. 18-24.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Sr. // G // Newberg, Ore.
Braun garnered his third career Player of the Week award, and first of the season, after posting career-high point and assist totals during the week. Against Southern Mississippi, Braun equaled his career-best with 11 assists while scoring 11 points and adding four steals. Two nights later in a victory at Western Michigan, Braun had a team-high 23 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Braun recorded a career-high 34 points, including 18 made free throws for the second-most in NDSU single-game history, at North Dakota. For the week, Braun averaged 22.7 points, 4.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.
Also nominated: Pierre Bland, Fort Wayne; Ian Chiles, IUPUI; Marcus Tys, Omaha.
Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, UNO; 11/18 – Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne.
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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.