staff, December 29, 2014

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Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten office announced its latest Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See the award winners below.

Player of the Week: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, F,  7-0, Sr.

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game in the Badgers? road win at California and victory over Buffalo, a top-25 RPI team
  • Scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds against the Golden Bears, as the Badgers improved to 3-0 in road games
  • Recorded his Big Ten-leading fifth double-double of the season with 25 points and 11 rebounds to go along with six blocks versus Buffalo, moving him into a tie for second place on Wisconsin?s career blocks list (124) with Rashard Griffith
  • Currently ranks second in the Big Ten in rebounding at 7.9 caroms per game, and eighth in scoring with 16.5 points per contest
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Frank Kaminsky (Nov. 24, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: D?Angelo Russell, Ohio State, G, 6-5

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 6.0 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in the Buckeyes? wins over Miami (Ohio) and Wright State
  • For the week, shot 66.7 percent (12-of-18) from the field, and 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from three-point range
  • Chipped in 15 points, including four three-pointers, handed out a season-high nine assists and tallied two steals against the Redhawks
  • Poured in 24 points, including an Ohio State freshman record six three-point field goals (6-of-6), corralled six rebounds and swiped two steals versus the Raiders
  • Currently tied for fourth in the Big Ten in scoring at 17.7 points per game, ranks fourth with 5.3 assists per contest and has converted 35 three-pointers, tied for second in the conference
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: D?Angelo Russell (Dec. 8, 2014)