Wolves’ Guard Grabs National Weekly Honor

AUGUSTA, GA (NorthernSun.org) – Sam Masten of Northern State University was named the Division II Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the D2CIDA. The senior guard from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, averaged a triple-double in a pair of games last week with 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.0 assists per game.

He began his week by leading the Wolves past No. 21 Minnesota Duluth 75-73 with 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. He then lit up the stat sheet in an 83-65 win over St. Cloud State with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists. That is one of only five triple-doubles in NCAA Division II so far this season and the only one in the NSIC. The 14 assists are also the most in a single game in the conference this season.

Masten currently leads the NSIC in assists and is ranked fourth in rebounding, fifth in field goal percentage, and ninth in scoring.