ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' Emmanuel Nzekwesi earned Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week honors for his performance in the Summit League opener.
EMMANUEL NZEKWESI, ORAL ROBERTS
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- Garnered his second career Player of the Week award, each coming in a three-week span
- Scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds in victory over Omaha
- Shot 70 percent (7-of-10) from the field and added five assists and a steal in the win
- Also named Summit League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness
- Led ORU to its first 1-0 start in league play since 2013-14
Also nominated: Daniel Amigo, Denver; Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Daniel Norl, Omaha; Matt Mooney, South Dakota; Reed Tellinghuisen, South Dakota State; Brandon Gilbeck, Western Illinois
Previous Recipients: Nov. 13 – Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Nov. 20 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Nov. 27 – Tyson Ward, North Dakota State; Dec. 4 – Bryson Scott, Fort Wayne; Dec. 11 – Paul Miller, North Dakota State; Dec. 18 – Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts / Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Dec. 26 – Mike Daum, South Dakota State
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League finished with an all-time best No. 14 Sagarin Rating, achieved its sixth consecutive league top-20 RPI finish. The Summit League sent three teams to the postseason for the sixth straight year, highlighted by the deepest postseason tournament run since 2012. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships again posted record-setting attendance figures, posting new marks for overall and session attendance. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting www.thesummitleague.org and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.