ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Cody Larson was named The Summit League's Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 19-25.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Cody Larson, South Dakota State
Sr. // F // Sioux Falls, S.D.
Larson garnered his first career Player of the Week honor after leading South Dakota State to a pair of victories and into first place in The Summit League. In a key road win at Oral Roberts, Larson put up a double-double with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds. His totals marked both the highest point total and best combined point-rebound figure of any double-double posted in The Summit League this season. Earlier in the week, Larson scored a game-high 12 points and had two steals while playing just 21 minutes in the Jackrabbits' win over Fort Wayne.
Also nominated: Nate Engesser, Denver; Max Landis, Fort Wayne; DavRon Williams, IUPUI; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; CJ Carter, Omaha;
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; Jan. 19 – CJ Carter, Omaha
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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.