Daum named USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

South Dakota State's Mike Daum collected the second USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Award of his career Tuesday.
South Dakota State's Mike Daum collected the second USBWA Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week Award of his career Tuesday.

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ST. LOUIS – South Dakota State's Mike Daum added another accolade to his collection Tuesday, as the U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected Daum as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week.
 
As the Summit League's Player of the Week, Daum was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week. This is the eighth season that the USBWA has selected a national player of the week.
 
Daum became the 10th member of the NCAA's 3,000-point club over the weekend, passing Alfredrick Hughes, Danny Manning and the USBWA's weekly award namesake, Robertson, in the process.
 
The Kimball, Nebraska native posted a 38-point, 20-rebound double-double in SDSU's win against Purdue Fort Wayne Thursday, followed by a 25-point showing against South Dakota Saturday.
 
Daum also earned the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week honor in 2017 following a 51-point, 17-rebound game the week of Feb. 21. He has been named the Summit League's Player of the Week 18 times in his career and has 23 20-point games this season. Both his single-season and career totals for Player of the Week honors are the most in Summit League history.
 
Since the 1958-59 season, the USBWA has named a National Player of the Year. In 1998, the award was named in honor of the University of Cincinnati Hall of Famer and two-time USBWA Player of the Year Oscar Robertson. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player.
 
At the conclusion of the regular season, the USBWA will name finalists for the award, which is voted on by the entire membership. Daum was on the Robertson Trophy's midseason watch list, released in December.

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