Senior: Brandon McKissic played 79 minutes in two games against Oral Roberts over the weekend and extended his double-digit scoring streak to 11 games. The Kansas City senior finished with 20 points, four rebounds, and three assists in Saturday’s 60-58 loss to ORU on the road. McKissic followed that stat line up with a 24-point performance on Sunday as the Roos outlasted ORU 81-76. McKissic went 10-of-13 from the floor in 39 minutes that included two 3-pointers. His 24-point performance tied his Nov. 30 season-high point total. The Ferguson, Mo., native is sixth in the Summit League with 16.8 points per game.
Week 1 Matt Pile, Omaha
Week 2 Stanley Umude, South Dakota
Week 3 Will Carius, Western Illinois
Week 4 Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
Week 5 Stanley Umude, South Dakota
Week 6 Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
Week 7 Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
Junior: This week’s Junior of the Week gets the award because of his all-around game and efficiency. In a sweep of Denver this week, Tyree Eady did a little bit of everything as Summit fans are accustomed to seeing from him. Eady averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. Not to mention Eady spent a large portion of the second game guarding Denver’s top weapon in Jase Townsend.
Week 1 Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
Week 2 Alex Arians, South Dakota State
Week 3 Wanyang Tut, Omaha
Week 4 Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
Week 5 Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
Week 6 Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
Week 7 Jase Townsend, Denver
Sophomore: The Sophomore of the week may not yet be a household name for Summit League fans, but if this weekend was any indication that is about to change. Tasos Kamateros is this week’s freshmen of the week. Friday night’s game was impressive enough with Kamateros scoring 15 points but then he backed that up with 21 points in game 2. Kamateros did this while shooting 63% from the field for the weekend.
Week 1 Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
Week 2 Baylor Scheierman, South Dakota State
Week 3 Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
Week 4 Jarius Cook, North Dakota State
Week 5 A.J. Plitzuweit, South Dakota
Week 6 A.J. Plitzuweit, South Dakota
Week 7 Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
Freshmen: Tyree Ihenacho; North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks may have been swept by South Dakota State last weekend, but it was not because of Tyree Ihenacho’s effort. The freshman poured in 17 points, grabbed three rebounds, and handed out five assists’ in Saturday’s 85-74 loss. Ihenacho went 6-10 from the field in the defeat. Ihenacho had a good start to the series on Friday, finishing with 14 points and eight rebounds. He also had five assists in the 92-73 loss.
Week 1 Tyree Ihenacho, North Dakota
Week 2 Tyree Ihenacho, North Dakota
Week 3 Sam Hines Jr, Denver
Week 4 Grant Nelson, North Dakota State
Week 5 La’Mel Robinson, Omaha
Week 6 Grant Nelson, North Dakota State
Week 7 Sam Hines Jr, Denver
Bench: A starting spot can be gained just like it is lost and I am sure that is what Caleb Nero is hoping for. The sophomore guard started most of the season before losing his starting spot in the North Dakota State series. This weekend series seemed to prove one of two things, Nero wants his starting spot back or is embracing the role of instant offense off the bench. Nero averaged 13 points of the bench this weekend against the Summit’s top team and shot an impressive 4-9 from behind the arc.
Week 1 Marlon Ruffin, Omaha
Week 2 Sam Hines, Denver
Week 3 Gertautas Urbonavicius, North Dakota
Week 4 Gertautas Urbonavicius, North Dakota
Week 5 Mitchell Sueker, North Dakota
Week 6 Adam Anhold, Western Illinois
Week 7 Eric Moenkhaus, Denver and Mitchell Sueker, North Dakota
Defense: The MBB defense of the week goes to league leader Kansas City. The Roos who give up an average of just over 61 points earned a weekend split with ORU. In their win, they created 18 turnovers and it seems to become true proof that they rely heavily on their defensive play to help them win games.
Week 1 North Dakota State
Week 2 North Dakota
Week 3 Western Illinois
Week 4 Denver
Week 5 Kansas City
Week 6 Kansas City
Week 7 Kansas City