UND's Stewart nets third #SummitMBB weekly award

UND's Marlon Stewart earned his league-best third #SummitMBB weekly award of the season.
UND's Marlon Stewart earned his league-best third #SummitMBB weekly award of the season.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – North Dakota's Marlon Stewart became the first player this season to collect the #SummitMBB weekly award three times, garnering his latest accolade in an announcement made by league officials Monday. Stewart averaged 21.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 6.5 apg in a pair of home wins for the Fighting Hawks.

In UND's 78-71 win over Denver on Thursday, Stewart scored 19 points to go with seven rebounds and seven assists. He also went 10-for-10 from the foul stripe and equaled his career-high with four steals against the Pioneers.

The Rock Island, Ill., native followed that up with his second double-double of the season in an 83-77 win over Western Illinois. Stewart scored 23 points to go with a career-high 10 rebounds against the Leathernecks. He also dished out six assists and his 13 made free throws are the most by a Summit League player in a game this season.

For the week, Stewart went 5-for-11 from beyond the arc (45.5 percent) and 23-for-26 from the foul line (88.5 percent). He leads the league in free throws made (120) and attempted (150) this season.  Stewart enters this week as one of three NCAA Division I players averaging better than 17.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 5.0 apg this season, joining Radford's Carlik Jones (19.7/5.0/5.5) and Western Carolina's Mason Faulkner (18.7/5.7/6.4) in holding that distinction.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Marlon Stewart, North Dakota 
Sr. | G | Rock Island, Ill.

  • Averaged 21.0 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 6.5 apg and 2.5 spg during 2-0 week for the Fighting Hawks
  • Dished out seven or more assists in a game for a league-high sixth time this season
  • Registered second double-double with 23 points and a career-high 10 rebounds vs. WIU
  • This is the third Summit League weekly honor for Stewart

Also nominated: Tyler Hagedorn, South Dakota; Alex Arians, South Dakota State; K.J. Robinson, Omaha; Jase Townsend, Denver; Deonte Billups, Purdue Fort Wayne; Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State; Kobe Webster, Western Illinois; Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts.

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
December 16
Vinnie Shahid, North Dakota State
December 23
Marlon Stewart, North Dakota
December 30
Matt Pile, Omaha
Zion Young, Western Illinois
January 6
Marlon Stewart, North Dakota
January 13
Deondre Burns, Oral Roberts
January 20
Tyson Ward, North Dakota State
January 27
Marlon Stewart, North Dakota

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