Purdue's A.J. Hammons wins first career Big Ten Player of the Week

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Purdue's A.J. Hammons wins first career Big Ten Player of the Week

The Big Ten announced its Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week on Monday. See the latest honorees below.

Player of the Week: A.J. Hammons, Purdue, C

  • Scored 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting, posted four blocks and corralled four rebounds in Purdue’s road win at Indiana
  • After missing his first field goal attempt, went 8-of-8 from the field down the stretch of the game
  • Converted two free throws with 4.3 seconds remaining to give Purdue a four-point lead that it would not relinquish
  • In two games against Indiana this season, went 12-of-13 from the field for 31 points and recorded 12 blocks
  • In conference play, currently leads the Big Ten with a 63.0 field goal percentage and 3.0 blocks per game
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Robbie Hummel (Feb. 27, 2012)

Freshman of the Week: Vic Law, Northwestern, F

  • Averaged 13.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading Northwestern to wins at Minnesota and versus Penn State
  • For the week, shot 58.8 percent (10-of-17) from the field and 60.0 percent (6-of-10) from three-point range
  • Chipped in nine points on a trio of three-point field goals and pulled down four rebounds at Minnesota
  • Recorded his first double-double with a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds to go along with two steals against the Nittany Lions
  • Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Northwestern Freshman of the Week: Bryant McIntosh (Dec. 15, 2014)