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Big Ten Players of the Week

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Player of the Week

Derrick Nix, Michigan State

C – 6-9 – Sr. – Detroit, Mich. – Pershing


  • Averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists in a pair of Michigan State victories last week
  • Set career highs with 25 points and four steals and also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Spartans' win over Texas on Saturday
  • Nearly posted another double-double with nine points and eight boards in Michigan State's win against Bowling Green on Tuesday
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week honor 
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Draymond Green (Feb. 20, 2012)


Freshman of the Week

Mitch McGary, Michigan

F – 6-10 – Chesterton, Ind. – Brewster Academy


  • Recorded his first career double-double in a win over Eastern Michigan to help Michigan remain undefeated, off to the second-best start in program history
  • Scored 10 points on 63 percent shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds
  • Also recorded two assists and a career-best three steals in just 18 minutes of action
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Dec. 3, 2012)