ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Chris Udofia was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Dec. 2-8.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Udofia, Denver
Sr. // F // Irving, Texas
Udofia received his first Summit League Player of the Week award after averaging 16 points 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 blocks per game. In an overtime win over Southern, he recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds while adding five assists, four blocked shots and two steals in the one-point victory. Udofia scored a game-high 21 points and added five rebounds, three blocks and two assists in a one-point overtime loss at Mercer. In that contest, Udofia became Denver's all-time blocked shots leader with the 211th of his career. He also hit a free throw that sent the game into overtime and converted a key three-point play that tied the game with 2:50 remaining in the extra session.
Also nominated: Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; Marcellus Barksdale, IUPUI; Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; Devin Patterson, Omaha; Brandon Bos, South Dakota; Cody Larson, South Dakota State; Adam Link, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, UNO; 11/18 – Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; 11/25 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/2 – Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State.
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent seasons including new tournament and regular season attendance standards, record postseason tournament participation, all-time best RPI rankings, national player honors and NCAA statistical champions. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.