Athlete of the Week: Mike Daum




Daum ties point record, helps Jack beat Coyotes

Redshirt freshman Mike Daum of the men’s basketball team has been selected as The Collegian Athlete of the Week. Helping the Jackrabbits earn two victories on the road, Daum came off the bench in both games to average 19 points and nine rebounds.

Against Oral Roberts, Daum put up 15 points while corralling seven rebounds in the 86-74 road win. He went on to post a career-high tying 23 points, including four of four from three-point range and collected a game-high 11 rebounds in the 79-75 rivalry win at the University of South Dakota.

Daum leads the team in scoring and rebounding in conference games, averaging 16.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. He earned two starts before Jake Bittle returned to the lineup, but will likely go back to his sixth man role for the remainder of the season.

For his efforts, Daum was also named Summit League Co-Player of the Week.

SDSU hosts league-leading Omaha on Thursday and plays at Denver on Saturday.