Kory Brown Wins the StatSheet Summit League Freshman of the Week - March 4th, 2013

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South Dakota's Trevor Gruis has earned the StatSheet Summit League Player of the Week for the week ending March 4th. StatSheet's Summit League Freshman of the Week is Kory Brown.

Gruis topped the Summit League in free throws (6.5 per game). He also had 70% shooting, 7.5 rebounds per game, and 22.5 points per game. The South Dakota junior played well for the Coyotes in a win against IUPUI and an unfortunate loss to Western Illinois.

Gruis led scoring for the Coyotes with 26 points while adding 5 assists in an 87-69 win over IUPUI. That was followed by a team-leading 19 point and 9 rebound performance in a 61-59 loss to Western Illinois.

This is the first StatSheet Summit League Player of the Week honor for Trevor Gruis. The runner-up this week is South Dakota State junior Chad White. Honorable mention goes to South Dakota senior Juevol Myles. The highest ranking player from North Dakota State was Marshall Bjorklund who finished ninth.

StatSheet Summit League Freshman of the Week: North Dakota State's Kory Brown

Kory Brown played an average of 27 minutes as a starter for North Dakota State. He bested 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 registered 3 assists and 66% shooting. Then in a massive 84-57 win against Nebraska-Omaha, he dialed up 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Kory Brown has won the StatSheet Summit League Freshman of the Week an astounding 3 times. Casey Kasperbauer from South Dakota grabs runner-up. Honorable mention goes to our own Chris Kading. Including this week, North Dakota State has won the StatSheet Summit League Player of the Week award 2 times this season.

Weekly Leaders

  • 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

Tags: Marshall Bjorklund, Kory Brown, Chris Kading

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Summit League Standings

 1NDSU 26-7 12-2
2 IPFW 25-11 10-4
2 SDSU 19-13 10-4
4 Denver 16-15 8-6
5 South Dakota 12-18 6-8
6 Nebraska-Omaha 17-15 5-9
7 WIU 10-20 4-10
8 IUPUI 6-26 1-13
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2013-2014 Roster

#44 Jordan Aaberg Sr F 6-9 225
#12 L. Alexander Jr G 6-3 180
#42 M. Bjorklund Sr F 6-8 250
#24 Taylor Braun Sr G 6-7 210
#22 Kory Brown So G 6-4 200
#4 Zach Checkal Fr G 6-3 190
#13 Carlin Dupree Fr G 6-3 180
#3 Mike Felt Sr G 6-3 190
#21 A.J. Jacobson Fr G 6-6 205
#34 Chris Kading So F 6-8 230
#25 Joel Lindberg Jr G 6-2 190
#0 Fred Newell Sr G 5-8 160
#23 B. VandenBergh So F 6-5 215
#40 Dexter Werner Fr F 6-6 235
#32 TrayVonn Wright Sr F 6-7 185