ELMHURST, Ill. – Omaha's CJ Carter was named The Summit League's Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 12-18.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CJ Carter, Omaha
Sr. // G // Omaha, Neb.
Carter collected his second Player of the Week accolade of the year after a 45-point performance that stands as the NCAA's second-highest scoring game this season. Against IUPUI, Carter poured in a career-high 45 points on 19-of-25 shooting, including 7-of-8 from three-point range. His point total was the fourth-highest total in a Summit League game and the most by any Summit player since Feb. 2013. Carter finished one point shy of Omaha's school record and set the mark for most field goals while posting the second-highest three-point field goal total in school history. Earlier in the week, Carter scored 19 points in 23 minutes against Oral Roberts. He averaged 32.0 points and shot 69.2 percent both from the field and beyond the arc during the two-game stretch.
Also nominated: Cam Griffin, Denver; Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Mason Archie, IUPUI; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Korey Billbury, Oral Roberts; Tyler Larson, South Dakota; Reed Tellinghuisen, 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; Dec. 22 – Devin Patterson, Omaha; Dec. 29 – Casey Kasperbauer, South Dakota; Jan. 5 – Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State / Jabari Sandifer, Western Illinois; Jan. 12 – George Marshall, South Dakota State
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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.