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 Jan. 13-20.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Taylor Braun, North Dakota State
Sr. // G // Newberg, Ore.
Braun collected his fifth career award and third this season after averaging 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists in a pair of league victories. In North Dakota State's win over Omaha, Braun scored a team-high 20 points and pulled down eight rebounds to go along with three assists and a pair of steals. Against Western Illinois, Braun had 14 points, eight assists and a game-high six assists without committing a turnover. For the week, Braun compiled a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio and blocked a shot in each of his two games.
Also nominated: Chris Udofia, Denver; Mo Evans, Fort Wayne; Donovan Gibbs, IUPUI; Justin Simmons, Omaha; Brandon Bos, South Dakota; Brayden Carlson, South Dakota State; Michael Ochereobia, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, UNO; 11/18 – Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; 11/25 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/2 – Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State; 12/9 – Chris Udofia, Denver; 12/16 – Brett Olson, Denver/Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; 12/23 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/30 – John Karhoff, Omaha; 1/6 – Garret Covington, Western Illinois; 1/13 – 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.