StatSheet's Summit League Player of the Week for March 4th goes to Trevor Gruis from South Dakota. StatSheet's Summit League Freshman of the Week goes to Kory Brown from North Dakota State.
Gruis finished first in the Summit League in free throws (6.5 per game). He also put up a strong showing in shooting (70%), rebounding (7.5 per game), and scoring (22.5 pts per game). The South Dakota junior played well in a victory against IUPUI and a loss to Western Illinois.
Gruis led scoring for the Coyotes with 26 points while adding 5 assists in an 87-69 win over IUPUI. He then led all scoring and rebounding with a 19 point and 9 rebound performance in a 61-59 loss to Western Illinois.
This is the first time this season that Trevor Gruis has been selected StatSheet Summit League Player of the Week. The runner-up this week is junior Chad White from South Dakota State. Honorable mention goes to South Dakota senior Juevol Myles. The highest ranking player from Western Illinois was Jack Houpt who finished 12th.
StatSheet Summit League Freshman of the Week: North Dakota State's Kory Brown
Kory Brown averaged 27 minutes as a starter for North Dakota State. He was number one among all Summit League freshmen in rebounding (5.0 per game), assists (2.5 per game), and shooting (83.0%). In a 63-56 win over Utah Valley University, Brown contributed 3 assists and 66% shooting. Then in a massive 84-57 win over Nebraska-Omaha, he put up 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Amazingly, Kory Brown has won the StatSheet Summit League Freshman of the Week 3 times. The runner-up is Casey Kasperbauer from South Dakota. Chris Kading from North Dakota State receives honorable mention. Western Illinois has one StatSheet Summit League Player of the Week win this season.
Tags: Jack Houpt
- Scoring: Chad White, South Dakota State: 23 PPG
- Rebounding: Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State: 17 RPG
- Assists: Nate Wolters, South Dakota State: 10 APG
- Blocked Shots: Mitchell Patton, IUPUI: 3 BPG
- Free Throws: Trevor Gruis, South Dakota: 6.5 PPG
- Three Pointers: Chad White, South Dakota State: 6 TPG
- Steals: Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois: 3.5 SPG
, Ceola Clark III