ELMHURST, Ill. – Denver's Chris Udofia was named as The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Feb. 17-23.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Chris Udofia, Denver
Sr. // F // Irving, Texas
Udofia garnered his second award of the season after averaging 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while leading Denver to a pair of victories. Against Western Illinois, he scored 21 points, including 88.9 percent shooting (8-of-9) from the field, pulled down eight rebounds, dished out seven assists and blocked three shots. Versus Omaha, he posted a double-double on a 12-point, 11-rebound performance that also included three assists, two blocked shots and a pair of steals. For the week, Udofia shot 68.4 percent from the field and recorded a 5.0 assist/turnover ratio.
Also nominated: Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Marcellus Barksdale, IUPUI; TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State; Tyler Flack, South Dakota.
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; 2/10 – Brett Olson, Denver; 2/17 – Taylor Braun, North 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.