ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Mike Daum was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 12-18.
MIKE DAUM, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
So. // F // Kimball, Neb.
- Garnered his second career Player of the Week honor and first of the season
- Scored 39 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in overtime victory over Murray State
- Converted all 16 free throw attempts for a new school record, made 11 field goals, and blocked one shot
- His scoring total was both a career-high and Summit League best this season and ranks 10th in school history
- Moved into fourth in NCAA in scoring and maintained national lead in free throw attempts
Also nominated: Joe Rosga, Denver; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Darell Combs, IUPUI; Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Marcus Tyus, Omaha; Kris Martin, Oral Roberts; Matt Mooney, South Dakota
Previous recipients: Nov. 14 – Trey Burch-Manning, South Dakota; Nov. 21 – Mo Evans, Fort Wayne; Nov. 28 – Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Dec. 5 – Tre'Shawn Thurman, Omaha; Dec. 12 – Dexter Werner, North Dakota State
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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.