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Bemidji State's Maxie Rosenbloom is NSIC Player of the Week

BURNSVILLE. – After averaging 18.0 points and pulling down 17.5 rebounds per game against St. Cloud Friday and UMD on Saturday, Bemidji State senior forward Maxie Rosenbloom was honored as NSIC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Rosenbloom recorded the first 20-point, 20-rebound performance in program history Friday in a 70-65 victory against St. Cloud State, as he totaled a career-high 21 points and added a program-record 24 rebounds. He shot 6-for-10 from the field, 1-of-1 from 3-point land and was 8-for-11 from the free throw line. He also added two blocks and a steal.

The senior had 13 points and 15 rebounds at halftime.

Rosenbloom followed his third double-double of the season with his fourth Saturday in a 90-79 victory against UMD with 15 points and 11 rebounds

On the weekend, Rosenbloom shot 66.7 percent from the field, made his only 3-point attempt and went 19-for-25 from the free throw line. He added three blocks, two steals and two assists, while only turning the ball over four times in 32.5 minutes per game.

Rosenbloom’s 11.4 rebounds per game ranks first in the NSIC this season. His 64.3 field goal percentage is second.

He averages 13.1 points per game to rank tied for 17th in the league.

In NSIC games since 1998-99, only five players have recorded 20 or more rebounds in a game, while just two players have totaled more than 20 points and 20 rebounds in a contest (both did so in at least one overtime). In that same time span, no one has recorded more than 22 rebounds in either league or nonconference play. The NSIC record for rebounds is 32, set in 1975.

Rosenbloom becomes the first Bemidji State player to earn the NSIC Player of the Week award since James Ellisor received the honor Feb. 27, 2012. Ellisor was named player of the week four times that season, while the Beavers gathered five awards in 2011-12. Since the 2008-09 season, four players have totaled seven weekly awards from the conference.

The Beavers are 6-1 overall and 3-0 in NSIC play. The last time BSU opened conference play with a 3-0 record was 2004-05, while the 6-1 start is the best record in the first seven games of the season since the 1973-74 team opened its campaign 8-0. The Beavers will hit the road Dec. 13-14, as they travel to MSU Moorhead and Northern State.