Jan. 5, 2009
Player of the Week:
Raymar Morgan, Michigan State
Canton, Ohio / McKinley HS
Michigan State’s Raymar Morgan garners his first weekly laurel of the season after leading the Spartans to a pair of road victories to open conference play last week. The junior forward averaged 16.0 points and 11.5 rebounds over two games. In a win at No. 21 Minnesota on Wednesday, Morgan posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. In Saturday’s contests at Northwestern, Morgan netted 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the squad in both categories. He shot 9-of-13 (.692) from the field, including 2-4 from behind the arc. The double-doubles were the fifth and sixth, respectively, of his Spartan career. For the week, he shot 13-of-24 from the field (.542). He averaged 4.0 offensive rebounds per outing as the Spartans out-rebounded their two Big Ten opponents by an average of 20.5 boards. The distinction marks the third career weekly award for Morgan, who was previously recognized in November, 2007 and January, 2008.
Last Michigan State POW: Goran Suton (March 3, 2008)