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UMD's Brandon Myer Named NSIC North Division Player of the Week

WDIO Sports
Created: January 21, 2019 04:44 PM

Duluth, Minn. - For the third time this season junior forward Brandon Myer has been granted the title of Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference North Division Player of the Week.

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— UMD Athletics (@UMDBulldogs) January 21, 2019

Myer was a mainstay in the University of Minnesota Duluth's first road conference weekend sweep in over three years - Jan. 9-10, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Crookston and Bemidji State University - as he and the Bulldogs ceased long droughts at the Taylor Center and at the Gangelhoff Center this past Friday and Saturday.

The Bulldogs came back to shock Minnesota State University, Mankato Friday night, UMD's first win in Mankato since 2012. The following day, the Bulldogs snapped a six-game road losing skid at Concordia University, St. Paul with a 30-point blowout. That also marked the first win at Gangelhoff since Dec. 29, 2006.

At the forefront was Myer, who averaged a team-leading 26.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in the two games. He shot a team high 68 percent (19-for-28) overall and also 56 percent (5-for-9) from three. Friday against the Mavericks, Myer recorded 27 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the 14-point comeback. UMD trailed for most of the game until the Bulldogs went on a 31-14 run to close out the contest. Myer had 18 of his points and four assists in the second half alone. The native of Superior, Wis., added 25 points in a 93-63 win over the Golden Bears to go along with seven boards, six assists and a pair of blocks. Everything seemed particularly easy that night and Myer benefited as well hitting on nine of his 10 shots on Saturday.

Myer, a second-team All-NSIC performer in 2017-18, was named the player of the week on Nov. 19, 2018 and Dec. 3, 2019. This is his fourth weekly honor of his collegiate career. He currently ranks fifth in scoring (22.1), first in rebounding (9.6) and second in steals (1.6) in the NSIC.

(Contributions from Evan Smegal of UMD Athletics.)

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