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Nzekwesi Named Summit League Player of the Week

Nzekwesi Named Summit League Player of the Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts junior Emmanuel Nzekwesi has the Golden Eagles off to a 3-0 start in #SummitMBB play for the second straight season and picked up the league's latest Player of the Week honors after averaging 23.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg in a pair of home wins last week.

Nzekwesi, who claimed the weekly accolade twice as a sophomore, broke through for the first time this season thanks to a career-night in a win over North Dakota on Jan. 3. He scored a career-high 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting in ORU's 83-72 win over the Fighting Hawks that night and also added six rebounds and three steals in the contest. 

In the Golden Eagles' second victory of the week, Nzekwesi recorded his fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He finished the week shooting 55 percent from the field and 77 percent from the foul stripe.

Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Emmanuel Nzekwesi
Jr. | Forward | Trophy Club, Texas

• This is the third weekly accolade of his career and first of this season  

• His five double-doubles are tied for the third most in the league

• Currently ranks second in league games in scoring (24.7 ppg) and first in rebounding (10.0 rgp)

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
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

Others Nominated: 
Conner Avants, North Dakota, Brandon Gilbeck, Western Illinois; David Jenkins, Jr., South Dakota State; Tyson Ward, North Dakota State, Stanley Umude, South Dakota, John Konchar, Purdue Fort Wayne, Matt Pile, Omaha

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