BOSTON, Mass. – After putting together the best weekend of his career, Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas landed Lou Henson National Mid-Major Player of the Week honors it was announced by College Insider Inc. Monday becoming the second player in program history to earn the award and first since Dominique Morrison in 2012.
Coming off Summit League Athlete of the Month honors for January, the sophomore averaged 36.0 points per game in a pair of outings against conference preseason favorite South Dakota State at the Mabee Center. He also posted 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, while shooting a ridiculous 58 percent (11-of-19) from 3-point range.
Abmas went off for a career-best 42 points Saturday afternoon hitting 14-of-20 shots, including 5-of-8 from distance, registering the second-most points in a single game by a NCAA player this season. It was ORU’s first 40-point game since Moses Ehambe had 40 at Western Illinois Feb. 14, 2008.
The native of Rockwall, Texas, followed that with a 30-point effort Sunday and now has tallied five games with at least 30 points this season. He jumped to second in the nation in scoring averaging 23.2 points per game and is third connecting on 3.7 triples per contest.
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