Big Ten hands out weekly hoops honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Men’s Basketball Players of the Week for Jan. 16-22 action on Monday morning. See the winners and what they did to win the honors in this post.

Player of the Week: Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin, G – Sr. – 6-1 – Bloomington, Minn. – Benilde-St. Margaret’s

  • Averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in Wisconsin’s wins over Northwestern and at No. 22/25 Illinois
  • Posted 15 points, six assists and three rebounds in the Badgers’ 77-57 win against Wildcats
  • Scored 19 points and added nine rebounds and five assists in Wisconsin’s 67-63 road win over the Fighting Illini
  • Earns his second career weekly honor and first this season
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Jordan Taylor (Feb. 11, 2011)

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

  • Recorded 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game against No. 9/9 Michigan State and Arkansas
  • Scored 20 points on 72.7 percent shooting (8-11) and added four rebounds and three assists in the Wolverines’ 60-59 win against the Spartans
  • Notched 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists in a narrow 66-64 road loss to the Razorbacks
  • Collects his fourth weekly honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Trey Burke (Jan. 2, 2012)

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