ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's Steve Forbes earned The Summit League's Player of the Week award following his performance Dec. 1-7.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne
Sr. // F // Clermont, Fla.
Forbes earned his first career Player of the Week honor after averaging 23.5 points and 10 rebounds per game in a pair of Fort Wayne victories. He twice set a career-high point total, beginning with a 22-point performance to go along with 10 rebounds in a road win at Stetson. In his next outing vs. Miami (Ohio), Forbes scored 25 and pulled down 10 boards in the victory. He shot 70 percent for the week and made 19-of-24 free throws while becoming the first Mastodon player since 2009-10 to record back-to-back double-doubles.
Also nominated: Cam Griffin, Denver; Leo Svete, IUPUI; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; CJ Carter, Omaha; Drew Wilson, Oral Roberts; Casey Kasperbauer, South Dakota; Cody Larson, South Dakota State.
Previous recipients: Nov. 17 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Nov. 24 – CJ Carter, Omaha; Dec. 1 – Brandon Bos, South Dakota.
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