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Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

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Co-Player of the Week

Cody Zeller, Indiana

F – 7-0 – So. – Washington, Ind. – Washington

 

  • Averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game as the fifth-ranked Hoosiers beat Penn State and No. 8/10 Minnesota to improve to 3-0 in Big Ten play
  • Recorded 15 points with five boards, four steals, a pair of blocks and an assist against the Nittany Lions
  • Had 18 points on 75 percent shooting, six rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists versus the nationally ranked Golden Gophers
  • Sealed the win against Minnesota by deflecting a missed free throw into the hands of teammate Jordan Hulls, who was then fouled and sunk both of his shots
  • Collects his first career Player of the Week honor after earning seven Freshman of the Week selections last season
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Christian Watford (Dec. 12, 2011)

 

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

G/F – 6-7 – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Luers

 

  • Averaged 21 points in a road win against Purdue followed by a victory against previously unbeaten and second-ranked Michigan
  • Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist against the Boilermakers
  • Recorded 20 points, four boards, an assist and a steal versus the nationally ranked Wolverines
  • Shot 51.6 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range and is the Big Ten's leading scorer
  • Earns his second Player of the Week award of the season and the third of his career
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Nov. 19, 2012)

 

Freshman of the Week

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

F – 6-7 – Sheboygan, Wis. – Sheboygan Lutheran

 

  • Scored 13 points on 55.6 percent shooting as Wisconsin defeated No. 12/13 Illinois to remain undefeated in Big Ten play at 3-0
  • Added four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes of play
  • Currently ranks fourth on the team with 9.3 points and is also averaging 3.5 rebounds per contest
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: N/A