staff, staff, December 22, 2014

The Big Ten office released its latest Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees and what they did below.

Co-Players of the Week: Troy Williams, Indiana, F - 6-7 - So.

  • Collected his first double-double of the season with a career-high 22 points and career-best 11 rebounds to go along with three assists, two blocks and two steals in the Hoosiers? win over No. 23/25 Butler
  • Converted 9-of-17 field goals (.529), including four points in a late 10-0 run to give the Hoosiers a lead they would not relinquish
  • Currently averaging 13.2 points per game and is leading the Hoosiers with 5.8 rebounds per contest
  • Earns his second-career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Troy Williams (March 10, 2014)

Jake Layman, Maryland, F - 6-8 - Jr.

  • Posted his first double-double of the season with a season-high tying 21 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in the Terrapins? road win over Oklahoma State, a top-30 RPI team
  • Converted 7-of-12 field goals (.583), including a 3-of-5 effort (.600) from three-point range, and matched a career best with three steals
  • Currently ranks ninth in the Big Ten in scoring at 15.8 points per game and leads the Terrapins with 5.7 rebounds per contest
  • Has posted double-digit scoring outputs in all 12 of Maryland?s games this season
  • Earns his first-career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Player of the Week: Melo Trimble (Dec. 1, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Nate Mason, Minnesota, G - 6-1

  • Scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting (.545), tallied six steals and pulled down three rebounds in the Golden Gophers? win over Seattle
  • Recorded his seventh double-digit scoring effort of the season
  • Currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 2.1 steals per game
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Joe Coleman (Jan. 16, 2012)