staff, December 15, 2014

The Big Ten office handed out its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees below.

Player of the Week: Maurice Walker, Minnesota C - 6-10 - Sr.

  • Averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals per game on 81.3 percent shooting in Minnesota?s wins over North Dakota and Southern
  • For the week, was 13-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the free throw line (87.5 percent)
  • Against North Dakota, poured in a career-high 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting, pulled down seven rebounds and recorded three blocks
  • Chipped in 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting, corralled six rebounds, posted two blocks and tallied two steals in 16 minutes of action against Southern
  • Averaging 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.3 steals per game on the season, while shooting 63.5 percent from the field and 72.0 percent from the free throw line
  • Earns his first-career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Andre Hollins (Dec. 8, 2014)

Co-Freshmen of the Week: Melo Trimble, Maryland, G - 6-3

  • Averaged 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game in Maryland?s wins over N.C. Central and USC Upstate
  • For the week, shot 50.0 percent from the field (5-of-10) and 94.1 percent from the free throw line (16-of-17)
  • Against N.C. Central, chipped in 12 points, handed out four assists, corralled three rebounds and tallied one steal while going 8-of-8 from the charity stripe
  • Registered his first-career double-double with 14 points (8-of-9 FT?s) and 12 rebounds to go along with three assists and one steal versus USC Upstate
  • Currently leads the nation in free throws made (78)
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Melo Trimble (Dec. 1, 2014)

Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern G - 6-3

  • Scored 15 points, handed out six assists and tallied two steals in Northwestern?s 101-49 win over Mississippi Valley State
  • Converted 6-of-8 field goals (75.0 percent) in the Wildcats? lone game of the week, including a pair of three-pointers
  • Has dished out six or more assists four times this season
  • Northwestern?s 101 points marked its highest scoring output since 1993, and the 52-point win represented the Wildcats? highest margin of victory since 1988
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Dave Sobolewski (Feb. 6, 2012)