ORU guard Max Abmas named Summit League Men’s Basketball Player of the Week


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Oral Roberts guard Max Abmas nabbed the first #SummitMBB Player of the Week honor of his career after an electrifying-scoring weekend, league officials announced Monday. The sharpshooting sophomore averaged 36.0 ppg while shooting 54 percent from the field and 58 percent from 3-point range in a split with South Dakota State.

In the 103-86 victory to open the weekend series, Abmas scored a career-high 42 points on 14-of-20 shooting from the floor. He went 5-for-8 from beyond the arc to become the first Golden Eagle to score 40-plus in a game since the 2007-08 season. The 42 points are the most by a Summit League player in a game this season and the second most by a Division I player.

Abmas added 30 points in Sunday’s 95-80 setback to the Jackrabbits that left ORU within a game of first place in the league standings. He went 6-for-11 from 3-point range in the contest and added four assists and had his second-straight game with a pair of steals against SDSU.

It was the league-leading fifth time the Rockwall, Texas, native scored 30 or more points in a game this season and now ranks second in the nation in scoring at 23.2 ppg.

Max Abmas, Oral Roberts
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  • Averaged 36.0 ppg while shooting 54 percent from the field and 58 percent from 3-point range  in a weekend split with South Dakota State
  • 42-point outing in opener was the second-highest total by a DI player this season
  • Reached 30-plus points in both contests to bring league-leading total in that category to five
  • This is the first Summit League weekly honor for Abmas, who also won the January Male Athlete of the Month accolade 

Also nominated: Will Carius, Western Illinois; Brandon McKissic, South Dakota State; Bentiu Panoam, North Dakota; A.J. Plitzuweit, South Dakota; Baylor Scheierman, South Dakota State.

2020-21 Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
November 30
Marlon Ruffin, Omaha
December 7
Baylor Scheierman, South Dakota State
December 14
Stanley Umude, South Dakota
December 21
Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
December 28
Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
January 4
Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
January 11
Rocky Kreuser, North Dakota State
January 18
Jase Townsend, Denver
January 25
Brandon McKissic, Kansas City
February 1
Stanley Umude, South Dakota
February 8
Kevin Obanor, Oral Roberts
February 15
Max Abmas, Oral Roberts

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Max Abmas (courtesy Oral Roberts Athletic Communications)