Big Ten hands out weekly hoops honors

The Big Ten Conference announced its weekly Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. A pair of forwards shared player of the week, while a standout point guard took home freshman honors. See the winners in this post.

Co-Players of the Week: Christian Watford, Indiana, F – Jr. – 6-9 – Birmingham, Ala. – Shades Valley

  • Sank the game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer to help Indiana defeat No. 1 Kentucky, 73-72, in Bloomington on Saturday
  • Finished the game with a team-high 20 points, 17 coming in the second half, along with five rebounds
  • Led the Hoosiers to their first win over a top-ranked opponent since 2002
  • Earns his first career weekly honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Victor Oladipo (Nov. 14, 2011)

Draymond Green, Michigan State, F – Sr. – 6-7 – Saginaw, Mich. – Saginaw

  • Averaged 24.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in Michigan State’s wins over Central Connecticut State (89-69) and at No. 22 Gonzaga (74-67)
  • Poured in a career-high 34 points against Gonzaga on 11-of-13 shooting and added three steals and three assists in the road victory
  • Recorded 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks against Central Connecticut State
  • Earns his first weekly honor of the season and his second overall
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Keith Appling (Dec. 5, 2011)

Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke, Michigan, G – 5-11 – Columbus, Ohio – Northland

  • Scored a season-high 20 points, adding a season-high nine assists in Michigan’s 90-80 win over Oakland
  • Converted on seven of 11 shots from the field, including three of six from three-point range
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke (Nov. 28, 2011)

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