1,000-rebound duo shares #SummitMBB weekly honor

South Dakota State's Mike Daum and Purdue Fort Wayne's John Konchar have combined to win 23 career Summit League weekly honors.
South Dakota State's Mike Daum and Purdue Fort Wayne's John Konchar have combined to win 23 career Summit League weekly honors.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In fitting fashion, South Dakota State's Mike Daum and Purdue Fort Wayne's John Konchar both reached the 1,000-rebound plateau during the same week. Both players have been first team All-Summit League performers in each of their previous three seasons and the duo showed why that was the case again this week as they shared the #SummitMBB Player of the Week accolade.

The only two Summit League players before Daum and Konchar to eclipse that figure were Oral Roberts' Caleb Green and Oakland's Keith Benson. The top-rebounding duo in the league doubled that total in a span of three days.

For Daum, the weekly nod established another record for the senior from Kimball, Neb., as he earned a new Summit League-record 16th weekly honor of his career and fifth of the season. He broke a three-way tie with Green and former SDSU standout Nate Wolters, who each had 15 during their illustrious careers. 

Konchar collected his first weekly honor of 2018-19 and the seventh of his career as the West Chicago, Ill., native has been playing his best basketball of the season here of late.  

It was more than just rebounding that earned Daum and Konchar a share of this week's honor as both players averaged double-doubles. Daum averaged 30.0 ppg and 13.0 rpg as the Jackrabbits split a pair of games against Big Sky competition, winning at Eastern Washington on Monday before falling at home to Montana on Saturday.

Konchar led the Mastodons to a 2-0 week, averaging 25.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg in victories over former Summit League foe IUPUI and Siena Heights. Konchar scored a season-high 30 points in the win over the Jaguars and reached the milestone with 10 more rebounds against the Saints.

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Mike Daum
Sr. | Forward | Kimball, Neb.
• Daum's weekly accolade is the 16th of his career, establishing a new Summit League record 
• The double-double was the 42nd of his career and 10th of the season
• The 33-point outing vs. Montana was his fourth 30-plus point game of the season

John Konchar
Sr. | Guard | West Chicago, Ill.
• Konchar's weekly accolade was his first of the season and seventh of his career 
• The double-double was the 42nd of his career and sixth in the last seven games
• The 30-point outing in the win over IUPUI was a season-high point total

November 12
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
November 19
Brandon Gilbeck, Western Illinois
November 26
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
Zach Jackson, Omaha
December 3
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 10
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 17
Mitch Hahn, Omaha
Cody Kelley, South Dakota

Others Nominated: Zach Jackson, Omaha; Kobe Webster, Western Illinois; Deng Geu, North Dakota State, Stanley Umude, South Dakota, Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts, Cortez Seales, North Dakota.

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2018-19 Basketball Media Day
October 19, 2018 2018-19 Basketball Media Day