ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota's Trey Burch-Manning was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his opening-weekend performance Nov. 11-13. The award marks the season's initial accolade.
TREY BURCH-MANNING, SOUTH DAKOTA
So. // Federal Way, Wash.
- Averaged 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.5 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game during week
- Recorded game-highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds in season-opening victory at Drake
- Posted game-highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds in home-opening win over Bowling Green
- Helped lead Coyotes to a 2-0 start, their best at the Division I level
Also nominated: Joe Rosga, Denver; Mo Evans, Fort Wayne; Darell Combs, IUPUI; A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State; Tre'Shawn Thurman, Omaha; Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts; Dalan Ancrum, Western Illinois
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Celebrating its 35th season 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. In 2015-16, The Summit League finished with an all-time best No. 12 RPI ranking, its fifth consecutive top-20 season, and set season standards for overall and mid-major winning percentage, road and power five victories. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships again posted record-setting attendance figures and finished eighth among all Division I men's basketball for average session attendance. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 4-7, 2017. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.