Denzel Valentine, Corey Sanders score Big Ten honors

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Denzel Valentine, Corey Sanders score Big Ten honors

The Big Ten office released its latest weekly Big Ten men’s basketball honors Monday. See all of the latest honors and watch select video highlight below.

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See all of the latest honorees below.


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

  • Posted a near triple-double with 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the Spartans’ road win at Michigan
  • Made 8-of-13 (.615) field goals, including 3-of-4 (.750) three-pointers
  • Converted or assisted on 16 of the Spartans’ 32 field goals
  • Currently leads the Big Ten with 6.7 assists per game, while ranking second with 18.6 points per contest and fifth with 7.9 rebounds per outing
  • Earns his third career Player of the Week honor and third plaudit this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Bryn Forbes (Dec. 28, 2015)


Freshman of the Week: Corey Sanders, Rutgers, G – 6-2 – Lakeland, Fla. – West Oaks Academy

  • Averaged 33.5 points, 8.5 assists, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game versus Illinois and Nebraska
  • Poured in a Rutgers single-game freshman record 39 points, handed out a career-best 12 assists, pulled down eight rebounds and swiped three steals in the triple-overtime setback against the Illini
  • Scored 28 points, dished out five assists, corralled three rebounds and tallied two steals at Nebraska
  • Currently leads all Big Ten freshmen with 15.9 points and 1.7 steals per game while ranking second with 4.2 assists per contest
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Corey Sanders (Dec. 28, 2015) staff is the Big Ten Network's official website. BTN is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Vine. Want to contact us directly? Use our contact us page.