Daum ties single-season league record with seventh weekly honor

Mike Daum tied the league's single-season record after being recognized as the #SummitMBB Player of the Week for the seventh time in 2018-19.
Mike Daum tied the league's single-season record after being recognized as the #SummitMBB Player of the Week for the seventh time in 2018-19.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State senior Mike Daum tied his own #SummitMBB record by being named the league's Player of the Week for the seventh time this season. League officials announced the latest honor Monday after the Kimball, Neb., native averaged 31.5 ppg and 16.5 rpg in two home wins last week.

Earlier in the day, Daum was named the Lute Olson National Player of the Week by collegeinsider.com for his efforts.

Daum, who also shares the single-season record with former SDSU standout Nate Wolters (2012-13), opened the week with a 30-point, 17-rebound effort in a win over North Dakota State Thursday where he went 11-for-15 from the field and 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. That victory set up a first-place league showdown with Omaha Saturday at Frost Arena and Daum responded with 33 points and 16 rebounds in SDSU's 10-point win over the Mavericks.

According to Stats by STATS, Daum is the first Division I player in the last 20 years to record three consecutive games with over 30 points and 15 rebounds. He now has eight 30-plus point games on the season and now ranks fourth nationally in scoring at 24.8 ppg. 

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Mike Daum
Sr. | Forward | Kimball, Neb.

• This is the seventh weekly accolade of Daum's career and 18th of his career  

• Tied for second nationally with 14 double-doubles – has recorded four in a row

• Moved into 17th place on the all-time Division I scoring charts with 2,803 career points

2018-19 Men's Basketball Players of the Week
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
December 23
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
December 31
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
January 7
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts
January 14
Stanley Umude, South Dakota

Others Nominated: Ben Pile, Western Illinois; Ronnie Harrell, Jr., Denver; Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts; Mitch Hahn, Omaha; Triston Simpson, South Dakota; Tyson Ward, North Dakota State; John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne

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