ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's Steve Forbes was named The Summit League's Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 26-Feb. 1.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne
Sr. // F // Clermont, Fla.
Forbes received his second Player of the Week award of the season and his career after leading his team to a pair of key road victories. At South Dakota, Forbes scored 21 points in 23 minutes on 8-of-10 shooting. Two days later at Omaha, he recorded a double-double with a 15-point, 10-rebound performance. Forbes averaged 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds for the week while vaulting the Mastodons two positions in the league standings.
Also nominated: Khufu Najee, IUPUI; Kory Brown, North Dakota State; Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Deondre Parks, South Dakota State; J.C. Fuller, Western Illinois
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; Jan. 26 – Cody Larson, South Dakota State
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