ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Mike Daum was named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his performance Jan. 29-Feb. 4.
MIKE DAUM, SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
Jr. // F // Kimball, Neb.
- Collected his 10th career Player of the Week award, third-most on record, and sixth of the season, tying for the second-highest total all-time
- Averaged 33.0 points and 15.5 rebounds in league wins over Omaha and North Dakota State
- Posted 35 points and 18 rebounds against Omaha
- Totaled 31 points and 13 rebounds against North Dakota State
- Extended his double-double streak to five games
- Became the 15th player in league history to eclipse the 2,000-career point plateau
Also nominated: Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Matt Mooney, South Dakota; Dalan Ancrum, 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; Jan. 22 – David Jenkins, Jr., South Dakota State; Jan. 29 – Paul Miller, North Dakota State
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League finished with an all-time best No. 14 Sagarin Rating, achieved its sixth consecutive league top-20 RPI finish. The Summit League sent three teams to the postseason for the sixth straight year, highlighted by the deepest postseason tournament run since 2012. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships again posted record-setting attendance figures, posting new marks for overall and session attendance. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.