ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's David Jenkins, Jr. earned Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors for his performance Jan. 16-21.
DAVID JENKINS, JR., SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Fr. // G // Tacoma, Wash.
- Received his first career Player of the Week award
- Scored 27 points with six rebounds and one assist in win at Western Illinois
- Shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the field, 66.7 percent (6-of-7) from beyond the arc, and was five-for-five at the free throw line
- Has seven 20-plus scoring games and ranks sixth among NCAA freshmen in total points
Also nominated: Jake Pemberton, Denver; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Zach Jackson, Omaha; Sam Kearns, Oral Roberts; Matt Mooney, South Dakota; Kobe Webster, Western Illinois
Previous Recipients: Nov. 13 – Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Nov. 20 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Nov. 27 – Tyson Ward, North Dakota State; Dec. 4 – Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Dec. 11 – Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Dec. 18 – Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts / Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Dec. 26 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Jan. 2 – Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts; Jan. 8 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Jan. 16 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State
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