NDSU's Kreuser nets #SummitMBB weekly award

NDSU's Rocky Kreuser led his squad to win over the third-ranked team in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll last week.
NDSU's Rocky Kreuser led his squad to win over the third-ranked team in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll last week.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota State forward Rocky Kreuser netted the first #SummitMBB Player of the Week award of his career, league officials announced Monday. The junior averaged 15.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg while the Bison split games against Indiana State (loss) and East Tennessee State (win) last week.

Kreuser, who had missed the Bison's previous two games, opened the week scoring 14 points and adding 11 rebounds to register his second double-double of the season in a 71-60 loss to the Sycamores. He also added two blocks and went 4-for-4 from the foul stripe against ISU.

The White Bear Lake, Minn., native then scored a season-high 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field to lead NDSU to a 78-68 upset of the Buccaneers, who arrived in Fargo as the third-ranked team in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll.  

For the week, Kresuer went 11-for-19 from the field (58 percent) and did not miss from the charity stripe, going 6-for-6.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
Jr. | F | White Bear Lake, Minn.

  • Averaged 15.0 ppg and 9.5 rpg in return from a two-game absence
  • Scored a season-high 17 points in win over No. 3 East Tennessee State
  • This is the first career Summit League weekly honor for Godfrey

Also nominated: Filip Rebraca, North Dakota; Matt Pile, Omaha; Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts; Stanley Umude, South Dakota; Douglas Wilson, South Dakota State; Ben Pyle, Western Illinois; Jarred Godfrey, Purdue Fort Wayne; Ade Murkey, Denver.

2019-20 Men's Basketball Players of the Week

November 11
Douglas Wilson, South Dakota State
November 18
Tyler Hagedorn, South Dakota
November 25
J.T. Gibson, Omaha
December 2
Jarred Godfrey, Purdue Fort Wayne
December 9
Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State

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