Aaron White, freshman stars claim weekly Big Ten hoops honors

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Aaron White, freshman stars claim weekly Big Ten hoops honors

The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See the latest honorees below.

Player of the Week: Aaron White, Iowa, F

  • Averaged 25.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in the Hawkeyes’ wins over Illinois and at Penn State
  • For the week, shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the field, 60.0 percent (3-of-5) from three-point range and 87.5 percent (21-of-24) from the free throw line
  • Against Illinois, scored a career-high 29 points, pulled down nine rebounds and tallied two steals
  • Recorded his third double-double of the season with 21 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in the overtime win at Penn State
  • His 29 points against the Illini were the most for a Hawkeye player since James Moses in 1991
  • Currently averaging 15.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in conference play, ranking among the top 10 in the Big Ten in both categories
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Jarrod Uthoff (Jan. 6, 2015)

Co-Freshmen of the Week: Melo Trimble, Maryland, G

  • Averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in leading Maryland to home wins over nationally ranked Wisconsin and Michigan
  • For the week, shot 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the field and 50.0 percent (3-of-6) from three-point range
  • Scored 16 points, pulled down four rebounds and handed out two assists to go along with one steal in the win over the Badgers
  • Poured in 19 points, dished out five assists and corralled four rebounds against Michigan
  • Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten in scoring with 16.2 points per game and leads the conference in free throw percentage at 87.2 percent
  • Earns his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Melo Trimble (Dec. 15, 2014)

D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State, G

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in leading the Buckeyes to home wins over Nebraska and Purdue
  • Chipped in 11 points and handed out six assists in 26 minutes of action against Nebraska
  • Poured in 28 points, including an 8-of-10 effort from the free throw line, and corralled seven rebounds in the four-point win over Purdue
  • In conference play, currently leads the Big Ten with 20.1 points and 5.3 assists per contest
  • Earns his seventh Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: D’Angelo Russell (Feb. 9, 2015)
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