Nik Stauskas & Shavon Shields share B1G honors

The Big Ten office releases its Players of the Week for the final week of the regular season on Monday morning. Michigan’s Nik Stauskas and Nebraska’s Shavon Shields shared Player of the Week honors, while Indiana’s Troy Williams took home Freshman of the Week. Learn more about each player’s week and watch their highlights in this post.

Co-Players of the Week: Nik Stauskas, Michigan, G – So. – 6-6

  • Averaged 22.5 points per game on 14-of-24 shooting in leading Michigan to a pair of wins and an outright Big Ten Championship for the first time since the 1985-86 season
  • For the week, converted 8-of-13 three-point field goals (.615)
  • In the win at Illinois that clinched the outright Big Ten title, scored 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting, including a 7-of-9 effort from three-point range
  • In the win over Indiana, scored 21 points on six field goals, and was 8-of-9 from the free throw line
  • Earns his fourth career Player of the Week honor and fourth this season
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Feb. 24, 2014)

Shavon Shields, Nebraska, G/F – So. – 6-6

  • Averaged 21.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in leading Nebraska to a pair of victories and a first-round bye in this week’s Big Ten Tournament
  • For the week, shot 16-of-33 (.485) from the field
  • In the road win at Indiana, scored 17 points on six field goals and pulled down eight rebounds, including three offensive boards
  • Poured in 26 points in the win over nationally-ranked Wisconsin, helping Nebraska secure the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament
  • Earns his second career Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Terran Petteway (Feb. 17, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Troy Williams, Indiana, F – 6-7

  • Averaged 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game while shooting 71.4 percent from the field in Indiana’s final two games against Indiana and Michigan
  • Against the Huskers, scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including a 2-of-2 effort from three-point range, and pulled down six rebounds
  • Scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting at Michigan
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Noah Vonleh (Feb. 3, 2014)

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