SDSU’s Daum Named Player of The Week

(From the SDSU sports desk)

ELMHURST, Ill. — For the fourth time this season, South Dakota State’s Mike Daum has been named the Summit League’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, announced Monday by the league office.

Daum averaged a double-double of 32 points and 13 rebounds over two wins last week, shooting 51.3 percent from the field while going 22-for-22 at the charity stripe. The junior rose to third on the Jackrabbit scoring chart over the weekend and now had 1,828 career points, good enough for 20th in the Summit League record books.

The Kimball, Nebraska native started the week with a 37-point, 15-rebound performance at North Dakota State last Wednesday, hitting 10 field goals while going a perfect 16-for-16 on free throws. It was Daum’s eighth 35-point double-double of his career and third 35-point, 15-rebound game. He followed with his 19th career double-double on Saturday, dropping 27 points with 11 rebounds at Omaha while pushing his consecutive free throw streak to 22.

This is the eighth weekly honor of Daum’s career, the fourth highest total in Summit League history.