SDSU’s Wilson garners first #SummitMBB weekly award

SDSU's Douglas Wilson averaged 21.0 ppg in his first three contests as a Jackrabbit en route to earning the first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season.
SDSU's Douglas Wilson averaged 21.0 ppg in his first three contests as a Jackrabbit en route to earning the first Summit League Offensive Player of the Week award of the season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota State junior Douglas Wilson garnered the initial #SummitMBB Player of the Week award for the 2019-20 season, league officials announced Monday. The JUCO All-American put together quite the Jackrabbit debut, averaging 21.0 ppg and 9.0 rpg in three victories during the opening week of the college basketball season.

Wilson opened his SDSU career by scoring a game-high 24 points on 10-of-13 shooting from the field in a  70-57 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley in Tuesday's season opener. He added 13 points and eight rebounds in a win over Peru State at home two days later, then capped the week with his first career double-double in a double-overtime road win at CSU Bakersfield on Saturday.

Against the Roadrunners, Wilson recorded season-highs with 26 points, 13 rebounds and three assists as the Jackrabbits won their second-straight Summit League/WAC Challenge contest.

For the week, Wilson shot better than 60 percent from the field (28-for-46; 60.9), including making 12 field goals in the victory over CSU Bakersfield.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Douglas Wilson, South Dakota State 
Jr. | F | Des Moines, Iowa

  • His 24 points vs. UTRGV were the most by a Jackrabbit in a debut during program's Division I era
  • Reached double figures in all three victories, including a double-double vs. CSU Bakersfield
  • This is the first Summit League weekly honor for Wilson

Also nominated: Ayo Akinwole, Omaha; Deondre Burns, Oral Roberts; Jarred Godfrey, Purdue Fort Wayne; Ade Murkey, Denver; De'Sean Allen-Eikens, North Dakota; Tyson Ward, North Dakota State; Zion Young, Western Illinois.

2019-20 Men's Basketball Players of the Week
November 11
Douglas Wilson, South Dakota State

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