ELMHURST, Ill. – For the third time this season, Oral Roberts senior men's basketball player Obi Emegano has been named the Summit League's Player of the Week. Emegano's most recent accolade comes after a career-best 38 points on the road against IPFW. Omaha's Devin Patterson was also named Player of the Week by the League office.
OBI EMEGANO, ORAL ROBERTS
Sr. // G // Edmond, Okla.
- Scored a career high 38 points on a 15-24 (.625) shooting effort. It was the most points scored in The Summit League this season.
- The honor is Emegano's fifth career Player of the Week honor and league-high third of the season.
- Ranks eighth nationally in scoring this season at 23.5 points per game.
- Ranks fourth nationally in total field goals made and fifth in total points, despite missing one game with concussion symptoms.
- Also pulled down six rebounds and added two assists and two blocked shots against IPFW.
Also nominated: Joe Rosga, Denver; Mo Evans, Fort Wayne; Marcellus Barksdale, IUPUI; A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State; Tre Burnette, South Dakota; Mike Daum, South Dakota State.
Previous recipients: Nov. 16 – Garret Covington, Western Illinois; Nov. 23 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts / J.C. Fuller, Western Illinois; Nov. 30 – Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts; Dec. 7 – Devin Patterson, Omaha / Eric Robertson, South Dakota; Dec. 14 – Deondre Parks, South Dakota State; Dec. 21 – Joe Reed, Fort Wayne; Dec. 28 – Max Landis, Fort Wayne.
ABOUT SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from nine member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, IUPUI, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois. In 2014-15, The Summit League completed its fourth straight season with both a top-20 league RPI finish and a league-record four teams in national postseason tournaments. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships further established itself as one of the nation's top tournaments by smashing league attendance figures in five-of-six categories, including total attendance by an astounding 33 percent, at the new Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D. This season's tournament returns to the venue March 5-8, 2016. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org, follow Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.
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