staff, December 8, 2014

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten office handed out its Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See both of the award winners in this post.

Player of the Week: Andre Hollins, Minnesota, G

  • Averaged 21.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in leading the Golden Gophers to a road win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and a home victory against Western Carolina
  • For the week, shot 51.9 percent from the field, 56.3 percent from three-point range and 83.3 percent from the free throw line
  • Converted seven three-point field goals, just one shy of Minnesota?s single-game school record, en route to a season-high 27 points and seven rebounds against Wake Forest
  • Chipped in 15 points and handed out three assists in 24 minutes of action versus Western Carolina
  • Earns his second career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Austin Hollins (Dec. 16, 2013)

Freshman of the Week: D?Angelo Russell, Ohio State, G

  • Averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the Buckeyes? split against #5/5 Louisville and Colgate
  • Scored 17 points, handed out six assists, pulled down six rebounds and swiped two steals against the Cardinals
  • Scored 19 points, including a trio of three-pointers, dished out four assists, corralled four rebounds and tallied two steals against Colgate, leading Ohio State to the 2014 Buckeye Classic title
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jared Sullinger (March 7, 2011)