Release Courtesy of South Dakota State Athletics
BROOKINGS, S.D. - South Dakota State's Mike Daum picked up another postseason honor Tuesday, being named an Association Press honorable mention All-American for the second consecutive season.
The two-time Summit League Player of the Year has also been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 12 First Team and the United States Basketball Writers Association All-District VI Team while being tagged as a finalist for the Karl Malone Award. He helped the Jackrabbits to their third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance, averaging 23.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest. The junior was one of three players nationally to average more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per contest.
He shot 46.2 percent from the field and buried a single-season school record 96 3-pointers, firing at 42.5 percent beyond the arc while going 194-for-228 at the charity stripe. His 836 points is the second-highest scoring total in a year at SDSU after he set the record last season with 878 points. Daum now ranks second in career scoring at SDSU with 2,232 points, just 131 shy of Nate Wolters' school record. The Kimball, Nebraska native was a three-time Summit League Athlete of the Month while earning the league's weekly award seven times.
Daum joins Wolters (2012 & 2013) as Division I AP All-Americans at South Dakota State.
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