ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha's Devin Patterson was named The Summit League's Player of the Week following his performance Dec. 15-21.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Devin Patterson, Omaha
Jr. // G // Portsmouth, Va.
Patterson garnered his first career Player of the Week award after averaging 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.5 steals in a pair of Omaha victories. Against Northern Colorado, he poured in a team-high 23 points on 7-of-12 (.583) shooting and dished out four assists to go along with three rebounds. Versus Texas-Pan American, Patterson scored 17 points on 6-of-10 (.600) shooting, pulled down five rebounds and had four steals and three assists. For the week, he shot 59.1 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 from the free throw line.
Also nominated: Cam Griffin, Denver; Isaiah McCray, Fort Wayne; DavRon Williams, IUPUI; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Albert Owens, Oral Roberts; Tyler Larson, South Dakota; George Marshall, South Dakota State
Previous recipients: Nov. 17 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Nov. 24 – CJ Carter, Omaha; Dec. 1 – Brandon Bos, South Dakota; Dec. 8 – Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Dec. 15- Garret Covington, Western Illinois
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Over the past five seasons (2010-14), The Summit League owns the nation's highest RPI gain (+9). In 2013-14, The Summit League had three teams advance in national postseason tournaments, highlighted by an NCAA Tournament Round of 64 victory, recorded its third consecutive top-20 RPI finish, achieved an all-time high USA Today Sagarin rating, and saw a record 10 former players on NBA and D-League rosters. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.