Senior of the Week
Guard Kareem Thompson
Not only did Thompson put up big numbers, but Thompson did so against two high-quality opponents Texas Tech and Oklahoma State. While the Golden Eagles weren’t able to secure a victory, that wasn’t due to the high-quality play of Thompson. For the week Thompson averaged 14.5 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists. On the defensive end, Thompson contributed 1.5 steals a game.
Week 1 Lahat Thioune South Dakota
Week 2 Issac McBride Oral Roberts
Week 3 Tommy Bruner Denver
Week 4 Issac McBride Oral Roberts
Week 5 Tommy Bruner Denver
Junior of the Week
Guard Jailen Bedford
The debate was between Bedford and Kansas City Guard Jamar Brown this week. Ultimately the decision was Bedford due to the level of the opponent as Brown played one game against a non-division 1 squad. Bedford put up incredible numbers on his way to Junior of the Week. For the week Bedford put up 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.5 assists. Bedford a Division 2 transfer continues to show he is a high-level player on the court.
Week 1 Touko Tanamo Denver
Week 2 Frankie Fidler Omaha
Week 3 Zeke Mayo South Dakota State
Week 4 Cameron Faas Kansas City
Week 5 Zeke Mayo South Dakota
Sophomore of the Week
Guard Treyson Eaglestaff
For the 4th time in 6 weeks, it is a North Dakota Sophomore winning Sophomore of the week. This week Eaglestaff. Yes, one of the games was against a non-division 1 opponent but the explosive game was against Utah Tech. In that game, Eaglestaff went off for 28 points. For the week, Eaglestaff averaged 20.5 points and 2.5 rebounds.
Week 1 BJ Omot North Dakota
Week 2 Kendall Blue St. Thomas
Week 3 Treyson Eaglestaff North Dakota
Week 4 Damari Wheeler Thomas North Dakota State
Week 5 BJ Omot North Dakota
Freshmen of the Week
Guard DeAndre Craig
Craig only played in one game this week but it was a good one. For the week Craig contributed in a variety of ways against a high-quality opponent in Brigham Young. In that game, Craig finished with 9 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. He didn’t just contribute on the defensive end with 3 steals.
Week 1 Isaac Bruns South Dakota
Week 2 DeAndre Craig Denver
Week 3 Kalen Garry South Dakota State
Week 4 Kalen Garry South Dakota State
Week 5 Kalen Garry South Dakota State
Defensive Player of the Week
Forward Marquel Sutton
In a much-needed home win against Stetson Sutton set the pace on the defensive end for the Mavericks. As Omaha secured their 2nd Division 1 victory of the season, Sutton played a big role. In that game Sutton was able to block three shots and also gave his team additional possessions with 3 offensive rebounds.
Week 1 Deshang Weaver Oral Roberts
Week 2 Deshang Weaver Oral Roberts
Week 3 Deshang Weaver Oral Roberts
Week 4 Isaiah Carr Denver
Week 5 Charlie Easley South Dakota State