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Obanor Earns Summit League Player of the Week Honors

Obanor Earns Summit League Player of the Week Honors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Among a myriad of great performances last week around The Summit League, the ones by Western Illinois senior Brandon Gilbeck and Oral Roberts redshirt freshman Kevin Obanor were rewarded by league officials as that duo shared the latest #SummitMBB Player of the Week accolade announced Monday.

Obanor helped the Golden Eagles snap a four-game losing streak by putting together a pair of monster double-doubles. In a Thursday home win over Denver, Obanor finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds. He then backed that up with a 24-point, 14-rebound effort in a road win at South Dakota Sunday.

For the week, Obanor shot 59.3 percent from the floor and went 16-for-18 from the charity stripe. He also shot 40 percent from 3-point range (4-for-10).

Gilbeck recorded the league's first triple-double since 2007 with a 12-point, 16-rebound and 10-block performance on the road at Purdue Fort Wayne. Gilbeck's career-high 10 blocks are tied for the most in a single game at the Division I level this season and he's only the third Summit League player in history to reach double figures in that category.

Gilbeck's points-rebounds-blocks triple-double is the first by a DI player this season and only the sixth recorded at the DI level in the last five years.

Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Kevin Obanor

RFr. | Forward | Houston, Texas

• This is the first weekly honor of Obanor's career and first for a Golden Eagle this season

• Doubled his season total of double-doubles from two to four

• Ranks fourth during Summit League action in scoring at 18.8 ppg

 

Brandon Gilbeck

Sr. | Center | Houston, Texas

• This is the second weekly honor of the season for Gilbeck

• 91 total blocks lead the nation and are the seventh most in a single season in league history  

•  Seven of his 16 rebounds came on the offensive end

 

2018-19 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
December 3
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 10
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
December 17
Mitch Hahn, Omaha
Cody Kelley, South Dakota
December 23
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
December 31
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne
January 7
Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Oral Roberts
January 14
Stanley Umude, South Dakota
January 21
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
January 28
Mike Daum, South Dakota State
February 4
John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne

Others Nominated: 
Triston Simpson, South Dakota; Zach Jackson, Omaha; Cortez Seales, North Dakota; Mike Daum, South Dakota State; Vinnie Shahid, North Dakota State; Jarred Godfrey, Purdue Fort Wayne

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