ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State's Paul Miller was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 26-Jan. 2, which included the opening of league play.
PAUL MILLER, NORTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // G // Waukesha, Wis.
- Collected his first career Player of the Week honor
- Played all 40 minutes and scored 21 points, matched a career-high with 10 rebounds and dished out a career-best six assists to record a double-double in a league-opening road victory at South Dakota State that snapped the nation's second-longest home court win streak
- Totaled 22 points with six rebounds in home victory over Omaha
- Averaged 21.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists to help his team to a 2-0 start in league play
Also nominated: Jake Pemberton, Denver; John Konchar, Fort Wayne; Darell Combs, IUPUI; Zach Jackson, Omaha; Jalen Bradley, Oral Roberts; Matt Mooney, South Dakota; Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Garret Covington, Western Illinois
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; Dec. 26 – John Konchar, Fort Wayne
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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.