ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's John Konchar was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 19-25.
JOHN KONCHAR, FORT WAYNE
So. // G // West Chicago, Ill.
- Collected his third career Player of the Week honor and first of the season
- Recorded his first double-double of the season with 21 points and 12 rebounds in road win at Detroit Mercy
- Shot 81.8 percent from the field (9-of-11) and pulled down a game-high six offensive boards
- Added a pair of assists and made one steal in the victory
Also nominated: Joe Rosga, Denver; Matt O'Leary, IUPUI; Tre'Shawn Thurman, Omaha; Jalen Bradley, Oral Roberts; Mike Daum, South Dakota State
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; Dec. 19 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State
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