WHITEFISH -– Jared Samuelson of Rocky Mountain College was named the Frontier Conference’s men’s basketball player of the week, the league announced on Monday.

Samuelson is a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Billings playing his first season with the Battlin’ Bears. The Billings West product transferred to Rocky after beginning his college career at the University of Montana.

Samuelson scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds as Rocky lost to Menlow College (Calif.) 78-81 in the first game of the Cactus Classic. He was nine of 16 from the field, including three for five on 3-point attempts. He also made all three of his attempts from the free throw line.