ELMHURST, Ill.(ndsu sports information)-- North Dakota State's Taylor Braun was named The Summit League's Men's Basketball Player of the Week following his performance Dec. 16-22. Braun, a senior from Newberg, Ore., collected his fourth career honor and second this season after averaging over 30 points per game in leading his team to a pair of victories. Against Delaware, Braun scored 33 points, the second-highest single-game total of his career, and pulled down seven rebounds. He shot 64.3 percent (9-of-14) from the field and converted 13-of-15 (86.7 percent) free throw attempts. Facing Colonial preseason favorite Towson, Braun turned in a 28-point performance that included seven rebounds, four assists and one steal. He made 9-of-16 field goal attempts (56.3 percent) and nine free throws in the win. For the week, Braun averaged 30.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest. Braun owns six games of more than 20 points this season.
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