Frank Kaminsky, Dez Wells share top weekly Big Ten hoops honor

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Frank Kaminsky, Dez Wells share top weekly Big Ten hoops honor

The Big Ten announced its latest Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See who took home the honors in the post.

Co-Players of the Week: Dez Wells, Maryland, G

  • Averaged 20.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in leading Maryland to wins over Indiana and at Penn State
  • For the week, shot 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the field, 60.0 percent (3-of-5) from three-point range and 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the free throw line
  • Scored 18 points, pulled down two rebounds and handed out a pair of assists in the 68-66 win over Indiana
  • Poured in 24 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including a 7-of-7 effort from the free throw line, and corralled six rebounds in the 76-73 victory at Penn State
  • In conference play, currently ranks third in the Big Ten in three-point field goal percentage at 51.9 percent
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Maryland Player of the Week: Jake Layman (Jan. 19, 2015)

Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin, F

  • Averaged 18.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game with two double-doubles in leading the Badgers to wins at Nebraska and over Illinois
  • Shot 60.0 percent (15-of-25) from the field for the week
  • Scored 13 points, corralled 12 rebounds, handed out four assists and posted three blocks in the 65-55 win at Nebraska
  • Poured in 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds against Illinois
  • Leads the Big Ten with 10 double-doubles this season, and in conference play, currently ranks third in the Big Ten in scoring at 18.8 points per game, and second in rebounding with 8.9 caroms per contest
  • Earns his fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third this season
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Frank Kaminsky (Dec. 29, 2014)

Freshman of the Week: Vince Edwards, Purdue, F

  • Averaged 11.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game in Purdue’s wins at Rutgers and against Nebraska
  • For the week, shot 52.9 percent (9-of-17) from the field and 42.9 percent (3-of-7) from three-point range
  • Scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting and pulled down five rebounds to go along with one block against Nebraska
  • His 15 points against the Cornhuskers marked his highest output since scoring 16 points in a win over Michigan on Jan. 3
  • Currently ranks sixth among Big Ten freshman in scoring with 9.6 points per game, and third in rebounding with 4.6 caroms per contest
  • Earns his third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Vince Edwards (Jan. 6, 2015)
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