staff, November 30, 2015

The Big Ten office released its weekly Big Ten men's basketball honors on Monday, and freshly minted John Wooden Legacy champ Michigan State swept the laurels.

Player of the Week: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State, G - Sr. - 6-5 - Lansing, Mich. - Sexton

  • Averaged 22.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in leading the Spartans to four wins
  • Claimed Most Valuable Player honors at the Wooden Legacy, guiding Michigan State to the tournament title
  • For the week, shot 51.9 percent (28-of-54) from the field and 50 percent (17-of-34) from three-point range
  • Recorded his second-career triple-double with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Boston College, as Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo collected his 500th career win
  • Poured in a career-high 32 points, including seven three-pointers, pulled down nine rebounds and handed out six assists versus Boise State
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Denzel Valentine (Nov. 23, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State, F - 6-10 - Muskegon, Mich. - Muskegon

  • Averaged 12.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game in Michigan State?s 4-0 week, including the Wooden Legacy Championship
  • For the week, shot 80.0 percent (24-of-30) from the floor and totaled seven blocks
  • Scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting and recorded five blocks against Eastern Michigan
  • Chipped in 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting versus Boston College
  • Scored 12 points each against Boise State and Providence
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Gary Harris (Feb. 18, 2013)