ELMHURST, Ill. – Oakland center Corey Petros and South Dakota State guard Nate Wolters were named Summit League Men's Basketball Players of the Week. The duo was honored for their performances Nov. 12-18.
Corey Petros, Oakland
So., C, Macomb, Mich.
Petros earned his first career award after nearly averaging a double-double during the week. He opened the week with 17 points and 12 rebounds against Boise State before a 19-point, seven-rebound effort against Pittsburgh. Petros combined to shoot 73.6 percent for the week and leads The Summit League in field goal percentage.
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Sr., G, St. Cloud, Minn.
Wolters collected his 10th career award, giving him the second-highest total on record, after averaging 20.2 points, 7.0 assists and 6.2 rebounds per game during the week. He recorded a pair of double-doubles at the 2K Sports Classic benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project. Against Hofstra, Wolters poured in 25 points and added a career-high 10 rebounds. The following day against Marshall, he scored 22 points and dished out 10 assists. Wolters also averaged two steals per game during the week and compiled a 3.5 assist/turnover ratio.
Also nominated: Frank Gaines, Fort Wayne; Michael Patton, IUPUI; Estan Tyler, Kansas City; Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; Terell Parks, Western Illinois.
Previous honoree: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State.
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Fort Wayne, IUPUI, Kansas City, North Dakota State, Oakland, Omaha, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. Known as the Mid-Continent Conference until 2007, The Summit League enjoyed unprecedented success during a 2011-12 campaign that included an all-time best final RPI ranking, the highest home attendance in league history, the most teams in postseason tournaments, a record total of all-district honorees and the NCAA scoring champion. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org and follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.