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Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

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Co-Players of the Week

Cody Zeller, Indiana

7-0, So., C, Washington, Ind./Washington

 

  • Averaged a double-double of 19 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games last week, helping Indiana to wins over in-state rival Purdue and top ranked Michigan
  • Scored 19 points on Wednesday against Purdue, also bringing down 11 rebounds while adding two assists in 25 minutes
  • Shot 80 percent from the floor on Saturday against Michigan, finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes
  • Wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Victor Olapido (Jan. 28, 2013)

 

 

Keith Appling, Michigan State

6-1, Jr., G, Detroit, Mich./Pershing

 

  • Poured in a game-high 24 points, adding eight rebounds, seven assists and one block in Michigan State's victory over Illinois on Thursday
  • Scored or assisted on 11 of the Spartans' 14 second-half field goals, tallying 19 points and six assists and helping the Spartans shoot 87.5 percent from the field after halftime
  • Wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week accolade and first this season
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Derrick Nix (Dec. 24, 2012)

 

 

Freshman of the Week

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

7-0, C, Gary, Ind./Oak Hill Academy

 

  • Averaged 24.5 points on 57.6 percent shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in games against Indiana and Northwestern last week
  • Finished with a career-high 30 points against Indiana on Wednesday, shooting 71.4 percent from the floor and chipping in five blocks and five rebounds
  • Recorded his second double-double of the season against Northwestern on Saturday, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds
  • Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Big Ten Freshman of the Week: N/A