staff, March 3, 2014

The Big Ten office announced its Big Ten Men's Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, and there's a first-time honoree. Indiana senior Will Sheehey won Player of the Week for the first time in his career, this after averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in Indiana's 2-1 week. Illinois' Kendrick Nunn claimed Freshman of the Week for the second time in a row.

Player of the Week: Will Sheehey, Indiana, F - Sr. - 6-7

  • Averaged 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in leading Indiana to a 2-1 record last week, including wins over nationally ranked Iowa and Ohio State
  • For the week, converted 24-of-40 field goals (.600)
  • In the win over Iowa, poured in 30 points on 13-of-20 shooting, pulled down four rebounds and handed out three assists in 30 minutes
  • In the victory over Ohio State, scored 19 points on eight field goals, swiped four steals and corralled six rebounds in 38 minutes
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Cody Zeller (March 11, 2013)

Freshman of the Week: Kendrick Nunn, Illinois, G - 6-3

  • Averaged 10.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in leading Illinois to a sweep over Nebraska and nationally ranked Michigan State
  • Against the Huskers, chipped in 13 points, including a 3-of-4 effort from three-point range, grabbed three rebounds and handed out three assists
  • Scored eight points, corralled six rebounds and dished out four assists in the road win at Michigan State
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor in as many weeks and second this season
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Kendrick Nunn (Feb. 24, 2014)