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Tyler Named Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:01/14/2013

(Kansas City, Mo.) - Sophomore point guard Estan Tyler was honored for his performance this weekend with Summit League Player of the Week honors, scoring a career-best 25 points and dishing out five assists in a 90-86 road win at South Dakota.

Tyler earned his first award and the first by a Kansas City player since 2010, with a career-high scoring night in a comeback road victory at South Dakota. He put up 25 points in 28 minutes off the bench on 10-of-13 shooting while dishing out five assists without committing a turnover. His previous career-best was 17 points, and it was the ninth time this season he had set a career-high of some sort.

Tyler, who entered the contest averaging 10.0 points per game, connected on five-of-seven three-point attempts and accounted for 11 of his team's 19 made field goals (five assists, six made shots) during a record-setting second half. The Kangaroos shot a school-record 82.6 percent during the second half to overcome a nine-point deficit. The comeback victory snapped Kansas City's nine-game road losing streak and marked the 'Roos first league road win since Dec. 2011.

Also nominated: Luis Jacobo, Fort Wayne; Donovan Gibbs, IUPUI; TrayVonn Wright, North Dakota State; Ryan Bass, Oakland; John Karhoff, Omaha; Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Terell Parks, Western Illinois.

Previous honorees: Nov. 10  - Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Nov.19  - Corey Petros, Oakland / Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Nov. 26 - Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 3 - Ceola Clark III, Western Illinois; Dec.10 - Taylor Braun, North Dakota State; Dec. 17 - Tony Fiegen, South Dakota State; Dec. 24 - Nate Wolters, South Dakota State; Dec. 31 - Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Jan. 7 - Duke Mondy, Oakland / Terell Parks, Western Illinois.

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