ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's John Konchar was named Summit League Player of the Week for his performance Feb. 15-21.
JOHN KONCHAR, FORT WAYNE
R-Fr. // G // Chicago, Ill.
- Earned the second Summit League Player of the Week award of his career/season
- Averaged a double-double (20.5 ppg, 13.0 rpg) while shooting 68.4 percent in a pair of Mastodon victories
- Scored 22 points with 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals in first-place battle against South Dakota State
- Shot 77.8 percent (7-9) from the field and did not commit a turnover vs SDSU
- Totaled 19 points and 14 rebounds with three assists in victory over Omaha
Also nominated: Marcus Byrd, Denver; Darell Combs, IUPUI; Kory Brown, North Dakota State; Albert Owens, Oral Roberts; Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Previous recipients: Nov. 16 – Garret Covington, Western Illinois; Nov. 23 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts / J.C. Fuller, Western Illinois; Nov. 30 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Dec. 7 – Devin Patterson, Omaha / Eric Robertson, South Dakota; Dec. 14 – Deondre Parks, South Dakota State; Dec. 21 – Joe Reed, Fort Wayne; Dec. 28 – Max Landis, Fort Wayne; Jan. 4 – Devin Patterson, Omaha / Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Jan. 11 – Devin Patterson, Omaha; Jan. 19 – Max Landis, Fort Wayne; Jan. 26 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State / John Konchar, Fort Wayne; Feb. 1 – Max Landis, Fort Wayne; Feb. 8 – A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State / Max Landis, Fort Wayne; Feb. 15 – Tra-Deon Hollins, Omaha
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