Iowa, Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Jan. 2, 2018


Iowa, Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Spartans’ Nick Ward earns Player of the Week award; Iowa’s Luka Garza named Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week

Nick Ward, Michigan State

F – So. – 6-8 – Gahanna, Ohio – Lincoln

  • Averaged 21.5 points, 12.5 rebounds in 20.5 minutes per game and went 16-of-17 (.941) from the field in two wins last week
  • Tied his season high in points (22) and rebounds (15) in a 111-61 win vs. Cleveland State
  • Went a perfect 9-of-9 from the floor en route to 21 points in a 108-52 win vs. Savannah State
  • Notched two double-doubles to bring his season total to four
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor (also earned four Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards during the 2016-17 season)
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Miles Bridges (Dec. 26, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Luka Garza, Iowa

F – 6-11 – Washington, D.C. – Maret

  • Recorded career highs in points (25), blocked shots (5) and 3-pointers made (3) in Iowa’s 98-75 win vs. Northern Illinois
  • Went a perfect 8-of-8 from the field and 6-of-8 from the foul line
  • Set new career highs in just 16 minutes of action
  • Led Iowa to its fifth consecutive victory
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Jordan Bohannon (March 6, 2017)

 

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 13         

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Luka Garza, IOWA

 

Nov. 20

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Darryl Morsell, MD

 

Nov. 27

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU

F: Brad Davison, WIS

 

Dec. 4

P: Isaac Haas, PUR

F: Kaleb Wesson, OSU

 

Dec. 11

P: Keita Bates-Diop, OSU

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU

 

Dec. 18

P: Juwan Morgan, IND

F: Geo Baker, RU

 

Dec. 26

P: Miles Bridges, MSU

F: Trent Frazier, ILL

 

Jan. 2

P: Nick Ward, MSU

F: Luka Garza, IOWA