Daum’s climb to top of all-time scoring list continues into conference play


Colton Prince, Sports Reporter

Every time Mike Daum hits the court this season, record books are rewritten.

After his four point performance against the University of the South Dakota (his lowest scoring total in a Jackrabbit uniform) he now sits at 2,659 total points in his career.

Over the first half of this season, Daum has passed many notable players on the scoring list that includes Christian Laettner, Jimmer Fredette and Steph Curry.

With that said, Daum has many names left on the list that he is quickly approaching. Some of those names include David Robinson (2,669), J.J. Redick (2,769) and Larry Bird (2,850).

Despite still being in pursuit of some marquee names, Daum is already the all-time scoring leader for the Summit League. Daum surpassed both Caleb Green (Oral Roberts) and Michael Watson (UMKC) earlier this season.

As of Jan. 9, Daum is averaging 23.7 points per game through the first half of this season.

If he continues his average he would finish just over the 3,000 mark, leaving him at the ninth highest scorer in NCAA history. This does not include potential postseason games.

According to Daum, there hasn’t been anything different in his approach this season.

“I feel like my game prep, I just take [it] a little more seriously than I did before. Daum said in a post-game conference after defeating Southern 101-92 on Dec. 7. “Treatment, I do much more. I just want to make sure my body is fresh each night I come out.”

With 13 games left in the season, fans can only watch as Daum continues to climb up the ranks.