Daum, Jackson share Player of the Week award

Two senior standouts shared the latest Summit League Player of the Week award.
Two senior standouts shared the latest Summit League Player of the Week award.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Two senior standouts shared the latest Summit League Player of the Week honor announced by league officials on Monday. South Dakota State's Mike Daum collected his second weekly honor of the season and 13th of his career, while Omaha's Zach Jackson garnered his first of the season and second of his career.

Daum averaged 26.7 ppg and 9.7 rpg to lead South Dakota State to a pair of wins at the Gulf Coast Showcase, while Jackson averaged 26.5 ppg and shot 68.2 percent from the floor and 54.5 percent from 3-point range during a 2-0 week for the Mavs.

Daum poured in a season-high 41 points in a 99-79 victory over UTSA to break SDSU's all-time scoring record and he currently sits third all-time on The Summit League scoring chart with 2,399 points. He also added two double-doubles to his league-leading total of five early in the season. Those double-doubles were a 28-point, 13-rebound effort in a loss to Tulane in the opening round and the 41-point, 10-rebound outing vs. the Roadrunners. Those 13 rebounds equaled his season-high that he has set three times during the first seven games.

Jackson scored 20 points in a road win at Bethune-Cookman, then notched a career-high 33 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers, in a home win over Montana State. Jackson added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block during the two victories.

Co-Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Mike Daum

Sr. | Forward | Kimball, Neb.

• 41-point outing vs. UTSA was his third career game with 40-plus points

• Averaging a double-double through seven games (23.9 ppg/10.3 rpg)

• Needs 106 points to become The Summit League's all-time leading scorer.

Zach Jackson

Sr. | Guard | Wichita, Kan.

• Reached the 20-plus point plateau four times and scored no fewer than 17 points in six games this season

• Leads all Summit League guards with a 58.7 field goal percentage (44-for-75)

• Matched his season total of 3-pointers made from the first five games with a 6-for-9 effort against the Bobcats

2018 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

Others Nominated:Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts; Ronnie Harrell, Jr., Denver; Trey Burch-Manning, South Dakota; Conner Avants, North Dakota; Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State; John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne; C.J. Duff, Western Illinois. 

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