ELMHURST, Ill. – Fort Wayne's Luis Jacobo was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 6-12.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne
Sr. // F // Sanford, Fla.
Jacobo garnered his second award of the season after averaging 22.0 points per game while leading Fort Wayne to a pair of key victories to open Summit League play. Against league favorite North Dakota State, ranked No. 9 in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll, Jacobo poured in a game-high 20 points, 13 of which came during the second half. His performance included converting all eight free throws and adding two steals. Two nights later, Jacobo tied his season-high with 24 points while leading Fort Wayne to a victory that snapped its eight-game losing streak against defending league champion South Dakota State. In that contest, Jacobo went 10-of-18 from the field, including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc, and added four rebounds and two assists.
Also nominated: Brett Olson, Denver; Ian Chiles, IUPUI; TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State; John Karhoff, Omaha; Trevor Gruis, South Dakota; Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State; Garret Covington, 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; 12/9 – Chris Udofia, Denver; 12/16 – Brett Olson, Denver/Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; 12/23 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 12/30 – John Karhoff, Omaha; 1/6 – Garret Covington, Western Illinois.
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.