Troy Williams & Jake Layman share latest Big Ten men's hoops honors
The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees and what they did below.
Co-Players of the Week: Troy Williams, Indiana, F – 6-7 – So.
- Collected his first double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points and career-best 11 rebounds to go along with three assists, two blocks and two steals in the Hoosiers’ win over No. 23/25 Butler
- Converted 9-of-17 field goals (.529), including four points in a late 10-0 run to give the Hoosiers a lead they would not relinquish
- Currently averaging 13.2 points per game and is leading the Hoosiers with 5.8 rebounds per contest
- Earns his second-career Player of the Week honor
- Last Indiana Player of the Week: Troy Williams (March 10, 2014)
Jake Layman, Maryland, F – 6-8 – Jr.
- Posted his first double-double of the season with a season-high tying 21 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in the Terrapins’ road win over Oklahoma State, a top-30 RPI team
- Converted 7-of-12 field goals (.583), including a 3-of-5 effort (.600) from three-point range, and matched a career best with three steals
- Currently ranks ninth in the Big Ten in scoring at 15.8 points per game and leads the Terrapins with 5.7 rebounds per contest
- Has posted double-digit scoring outputs in all 12 of Maryland’s games this season
- Earns his first-career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
- Last Maryland Player of the Week: Melo Trimble (Dec. 1, 2014)
Freshman of the Week: Nate Mason, Minnesota, G – 6-1
- Scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting (.545), tallied six steals and pulled down three rebounds in the Golden Gophers’ win over Seattle
- Recorded his seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season
- Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 2.1 steals per game
- Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
- Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Joe Coleman (Jan. 16, 2012)