ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's George Marshall was named The Summit League's Player of the Week following his performance Jan. 5-11.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
George Marshall, South Dakota State
Jr. // G // Chicago, Ill.
Marshall garnered his first weekly honor after averaging 21 points per game in pair of Summit League victories. In the Jackrabbits' win at Omaha, Marshall scored a career-high 25 points, including a career-best five three-pointers, and added three assists and two rebounds. Earlier in the week, Marshall led all scorers with a 17-point performance in a victory over Western Illinois. He knocked down four-of-seven shots from beyond the arc and pulled down five rebounds to go along with two steals. For the week, Marshall shot 55.6 percent from the field and 60 percent from three-point range.
Also nominated: Brett Olson, Denver; Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Marcellus Barksdale, IUPUI; A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State; Mike Rostampour, Omaha; Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts
Previous recipients: Nov. 17 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Nov. 24 – CJ Carter, Omaha; Dec. 1 – Brandon Bos, South Dakota; Dec. 8 – Steve Forbes, Fort Wayne; Dec. 15- Garret Covington, Western Illinois; Dec. 22 – Devin Patterson, Omaha; Dec. 29 – Casey Kasperbauer, South Dakota; Jan. 5 – Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State / Jabari Sandifer, Western Illinois.
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Over the past five seasons (2010-14), The Summit League owns the nation's highest RPI gain (+9). In 2013-14, The Summit League had three teams advance in national postseason tournaments, highlighted by an NCAA Tournament Round of 64 victory, recorded its third consecutive top-20 RPI finish, achieved an all-time high USA Today Sagarin rating, and saw a record 10 former players on NBA and D-League rosters. The Summit League Basketball Championships, called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today and among the most attended tournaments in the nation, move into the brand-new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 7-10, 2015. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops, download The Summit League's Front Row app and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.