DU’s Olson Named Player of the Week

DU’s Olson Named Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Brett Olson was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Feb. 3-9.

Brett Olson, Denver
Jr. // G // Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Olson received his second career and season honor after a career-high scoring effort in Denver's win over South Dakota. Against the Coyotes, Olson hit six-of-eight three-point attempts (75.0) and six-of-six free throw attempts in a 30-point performance. He shot 64.3 percent from the field (9-of-14) and dished out three assists against just one turnover. Olson's 30 points equaled the highest single-game scoring total in a Summit League game this season. He also became the first Denver player since Nov. 2011 to reach the 30-point plateau.

Also nominated: Mitch Patton, IUPUI; Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Kory Brown, North Dakota State; Mike Rostampour, Omaha; Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State.

Previous honorees: 11/11 – Mitch Patton, IUPUI/CJ Carter, Omaha; 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; 1/13 – Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; 1/21 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 1/27 – Pierre Bland, Fort Wayne / Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; 2/3 – Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State.

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.