Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Player of the Week
Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State
C – So. – 6-9 – Westerville, Ohio – Westerville South
• Averaged 23 points, 9.5 rebounds per game and shot 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the floor in a pair of Buckeye wins over UCLA and Youngstown State last week
• Scored a career-high 31 points, connecting on 10-of-14 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws along with seven rebounds in a victory over Youngstown State
• Posted a double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in a win over UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago
• Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Feb. 5, 2018)

Freshman of the Week
Daniel Oturu
C – 6-10 – Woodbury, Minn. – Cretin-Derham Hall
• Registered his third consecutive double-double with a career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds in helping the Golden Gophers to a victory over North Carolina A&T
• Connected on 9-of-12 shots from the floor in the game along with blocking two shots
• Leads all Big Ten freshman in rebounding (7.9 per game) and blocked shots (2.0 per game)
• Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor; Second Gopher to be honored this season
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Gabe Kalscheur (Nov. 26, 2018)

2018-19 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 12
P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Jalen Smith, MD

Nov. 19
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Romeo Langford, IND

Nov. 26
P: Cassius Winston, Jr., MSU
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Gabe Kalscheur, MINN

Dec. 3
P: Jordan Poole, So., MICH
F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 10
P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR
P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS
F: Romeo Langford, IND
F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 17
P: Juwan Morgan, Sr., IND
F: Jalen Smith, MD

Dec. 24
P: Kaleb Wesson, So., OSU
F: Daniel Oturu, MINN