NDSU’s Alexander Named Player of the Week

NDSU’s Alexander Named Player of the Week

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ELMHURST, Ill. – North Dakota State sophomore guard Lawrence Alexander was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 24-30.

Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State
So., G, Peoria, Ill.  

Alexander garnered his first career honor after scoring 18 points and dishing out a season-high six assists to lead the Bison to a 65-62 win over South Dakota State. Nine of Alexander's 18 points were scored in the game's final five minutes. He played all 40 minutes for the first time this season (excluding overtime games) and did not commit a turnover during the second half. Alexander shot 60 percent (6-for-10) from the field, grabbed two rebounds and had one steal in the victory.

Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Jordan Shanklin, IUPUI; Travis Bader, Oakland; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Adam Link, Western Illinois.

Previous honorees: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/19 – Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/26 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 – Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois; Dec.10 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 17 – Tony Fiegen, South Dakota State; Dec. 24 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State

Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.