Melo Trimble, D.J. Newbill share weekly Big Ten basketball honors

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Melo Trimble, D.J. Newbill share weekly Big Ten basketball honors

The Big Ten office announced its latest Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week, and Maryland’s Melo Trimble garnered two honors.

Co-Players of the Week: Melo Trimble, Maryland, G, Fr.

  • Averaged 21.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading Maryland to four wins over Arizona State, #13/13 Iowa State, Monmouth and VMI
  • For the week, shot 63.6 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three-point range and 91.7 percent from the free throw line
  • Named the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Most Valuable Player
  • Scored 31 points, including four three-pointers and a 13-of-14 effort from the free throw line, in the Terrapins’ victory over Arizona State
  • Chipped in 11 points, pulled down three rebounds and swiped three steals against Iowa State
  • Scored 24 points, including a 13-of-14 effort from the free throw line, and corralled five rebounds against Monmouth
  • Scored 19 points on 6-of-6 shooting and tallied three steals against VMI
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Player of the Week: N/A

D.J. Newbill, Penn State, G, Sr.

  • Averaged 28.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game in leading the Nittany Lions to a home win over Akron, and a road victory at Bucknell
  • For the week, shot 58.6 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point range
  • Against Akron, scored 29 points  on 8-of-12 shooting, handed out five assists, pulled down five rebounds and swiped one steal
  • Poured in 28 points on nine field goals, corralled six rebounds and tallied one steal versus Bucknell
  • Averaging 28.0 points per game over the past five contests
  • Currently leads the Big Ten in scoring at 25.0 points per game
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: D.J. Newbill (Feb. 3, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Melo Trimble, Maryland, G

  • Averaged 21.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game in leading Maryland to four wins over Arizona State, #13/13 Iowa State, Monmouth and VMI
  • For the week, shot 63.6 percent from the field, 62.5 percent from three-point range and 91.7 percent from the free throw line
  • Named the CBE Hall of Fame Classic Most Valuable Player
  • Scored 31 points, including four three-pointers and a 13-of-14 effort from the free throw line, in the Terrapins’ victory over Arizona State
  • Chipped in 11 points, pulled down three rebounds and swiped three steals against Iowa State
  • Scored 24 points, including a 13-of-14 effort from the free throw line, and corralled five rebounds against Monmouth
  • Scored 19 points on 6-of-6 shooting and tallied three steals against VMI
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: N/A
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