ELMHURST, Ill. – Five Summit League student-athletes were named National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) all-district. Leading the way were South Dakota State's Mike Daum, The Summit League Player of the Year, and South Dakota's Matt Mooney, who each were named District 12 first team selections. Fort Wayne teammates John Konchar and Bryson Scott, along with North Dakota State's Paul Miller were named to the second team.
With five selections, The Summit League equaled its all-time best figure, which was reached for the third consecutive season.
Daum, is the two-time defending Summit League Player of the Year and sixth nationally in scoring average this season. Daum is one of just three players nationally – joining Gonzaga's Jock Landale and Duke's Marvin Bagley III – to average a 20-10 double-double on the season with 23.8 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest. He has 21 double-doubles on the campaign (including 12 in 14 Summit League games) and has reached double figures in all but one contest, including 12 30-point performances.
Mooney led USD and ranks fourth in the Summit League with 18.6 points per game. The first team All-Summit League selection made 45.4 percent of his shot attempts and tallied 74-made 3-point field goals throughout the season. He also ranks 20th in the nation with 67 steals, a mark that ranks second in the Summit League. Mooney started all 33 games he has played in this year, scoring 30 or more points on five different occasions including a career-best 33 points at South Dakota State on Feb. 22.
Scott, a first team All-Summit League selection ranked second in The Summit League with 22.6 points per game, a figure that places him ninth nationally. He leads the league with 202 made free throws and is second with 247 made field goals, ranking him seventh and 17th, respectively, in those categories.
Konchar, a first team All-Summit League selection, leads the league with 147 assists and 81 steals while averaging more minutes (35.8) per game than any other player. He also ranks third with 267 rebounds and 8.1 boards per contest.
A first team All-Summit League selection, Miller ranked second in the league with 21.8 points per game in conference play. His 3.4 assists per game were third-most in the league.
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.com.