staff, December 7, 2015

The Big Ten office released its latest weekly award winners Monday afternoon.

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See the honorees below.

Player of the Week: A.J. Hammons, Purdue, C - Sr. - 7-0 - Gary, Ind. - Oak Hill (Va.) Academy

  • Averaged 20.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in just 25.0 minutes per contest, leading the Boilermakers to a win at Pittsburgh in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and a victory over New Mexico
  • Recorded a pair of double-doubles while shooting 68.0 percent (17-of-25) from the field
  • Scored 24 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers, and corralled 12 rebounds at Pittsburgh
  • Scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting, pulled down 11 rebounds and recorded three blocks in just 16 minutes of action against New Mexico
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: A.J. Hammons (Feb. 23, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Jordan Murphy, Minnesota, F - 6-6 - San Antonio, Texas - Brennan

  • Averaged 21.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game versus Clemson and South Dakota, including a win over the Tigers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
  • Posted a pair of double-doubles and shot 55.6 percent (15-of-27) from the floor on the week
  • Scored 24 points, corralled 10 rebounds, posted two blocks and tallied a pair of steals against Clemson
  • Scored 19 points, pulled down 17 rebounds, handed out three assists and recorded two steals versus South Dakota
  • Became the first Minnesota freshman to post back-to-back double-doubles since Kris Humphries in the 2003-04 campaign
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Nate Mason (Dec. 22, 2014)