Jordan Murphy wins third straight Big Ten player of the week honor

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Jordan Murphy wins third straight Big Ten player of the week honor

The Big Ten office released its Week 3 men’s basketball honors Monday, and Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy claimed his third consecutive player of the week laurel. See all of the honorees below.

Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

  • Recorded three double-doubles to continue his streak of double-doubles in every game this season
  • Averaged 18.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in three wins last week
  • Became the first Gopher since Trevor Mbakwe to grab 10+ rebounds in seven consecutive games
  • Tied a career high with four steals vs. Alabama A&M
  • Last three-peat Player of the Week honoree: Ohio State’s Evan Turner (Nov. 16, 23 and 30, 2009)
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy (Nov. 20, 2017)

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Co-Freshmen of the Week: Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

  • Averaged 9.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks the past week to lead Michigan State to three wins and the Victory Bracket championship at the PK80 Invitational
  • Had two double-doubles during the week against DePaul (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Connecticut (12 points, 10 rebounds)
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Justin Jackson (Jan. 23, 2017)

Brad Davison, Wisconsin

  • Averaged 15 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game in Wisconsin’s three games last week
  • Came off the bench and posted 12 points and 4 steals vs. No. 22 Baylor
  • Scored 14 points and added 2 rebounds and 2 steals in his first career start vs. No. 23 UCLA
  • Shot 50 percent for the week, including a 7-for-8 effort for a career-high 19 points against Milwaukee
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Ethan Happ (Feb. 1, 2016)
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