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Men's Basketball - Mon, Nov. 7, 2016

November 7, 2016

NSAA PRESS RELEASE

MADISON, S.D. Tanner Heiser of Dakota State (S.D.) is the first recipient of the 2016-17 North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Men's Basketball Player-of-the-Week, announced by the conference office Monday.

Heiser, 6-foot guard, continued his impressive offensive production for the No. 14-ranked Dakota State (S.D.).  He scored double digits in all four games this season, including a career-high 35 points in DSU's 90-89 buzzer-beater victory over Northwestern (Iowa) on Oct. 27 at DSU Fieldhouse.

Heiser posted a double-double of 25 points (9-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-7 3-pointers) and dished out 10 assists in 98-78 victory over in-state rival Mount Marty (S.D.) in the South Dakota Basketball NAIA Classic at the Pentagon on Nov. 6.  His 10 assists is tied for seventh most assists in a single game in the DSU men's basketball record book.

He also had 17 points in 88-72 loss to No. 25-ranked Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) on Nov. 5.  He scored 18 points in 88-76 home loss to Dordt (Iowa). 

For the week, Heiser averaged 20.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game for the Trojans.  He was 23-of-36 from the field (63.9 percent) and 10-of-19 from the 3-point line (52.6 percent).

According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, Heiser ranks fourth in the nation in total 3-pointers made with 17.  He is also 10th in the nation in total scoring with 95 points and 12th in points per game (23.8 points per game).  Heiser dished out a total of 20 assists through four games, which is 18th-most assists in the NAIA.

Tanner is the son of Ron and Pam Heiser of Watertown, S.D.  He is a senior Professional Accountancy major at Dakota State University.

Dakota State (2-2 overall record) returns back home Wednesday evening at DSU Fieldhouse.  The Trojans host No. 21-ranked Midland (Neb.) in the early battle of the NAIA's Top 25 ranked teams.  Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.  'Camo Night' is the theme for the Trojan men's basketball home game on Wednesday.  

Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director

 
 
 
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