ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State senior guard Nate Wolters was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Dec. 17-23.
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
Sr., G, St. Cloud, Minn.
Wolters earned his 11th career award and third of the season after leading South Dakota State to its first victory over a Division I nationally-ranked opponent in history. He scored a game-high 28 points, dished out a game-high seven assists and added five rebounds in a 70-65 road victory over previously undefeated and No. 16 ranked New Mexico. Wolters made nine-of-15 shots (60 percent) and converted 9-of-11 (82 percent) from the free throw line. Earlier in the week, Wolters scored 13 points and pulled down eight rebounds and had three assists in SDSU's loss at Belmont, which entered the game ranked No. 10 in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll.
Also nominated: Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; John Hart, IUPUI; Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State; Justin Simmons, Omaha; Terell Parks, Western Illinois.
Previous honorees: 11/12 – Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/19 – Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; 11/26 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 – Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois; Dec.10 – Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 17 – Tony Fiegen, South Dakota State.
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