Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors

Wisconsin's Nigel Hayes

Jan. 6, 2014

Player of the Week
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
G – Sr. – 6-2 – Findlay, Ohio – Liberty Benton  

  • Averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game without committing a single turnover in a pair of Big Ten wins at Purdue and versus Nebraska
  • Against the Boilermakers, handed out 10 assists against zero turnovers, pulled down eight rebounds, swiped four steals and chipped in eight points in playing all 40 minutes
  • Against Nebraska, scored nine points on four field goals, made three steals, dished out four assists and corralled three rebounds
  • Currently leads the Big Ten in steals (2.5) and ranks second overall in assists (4.9 apg) and assist/turnover ratio (2.7)
  • Has led #3/3 Ohio State to a 15-0 start to the season, the Buckeyes’ best start since 2010-11 when they began the season with a 24-0 record
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week plaudit and third weekly conference honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: LaQuinton Ross (Dec. 9, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
F – 6-10 – Toledo, Ohio – Whitmer

  • Averaged 13.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of Big Ten wins over Northwestern and No. 22/23 Iowa, helping Wisconsin remain unbeaten on the season
  • For the week, shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the field
  • Has scored in double figures in three of the last four games
  • #4/5 Wisconsin improved to 15-0 overall, its best start to a season in more than 100 years
  • Earns his second-consecutive Freshman of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Nigel Hayes (Dec. 30, 2013)

2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 11
Player: Shavon Shields, NEB
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 



Nov. 18
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Nov. 25
Player: Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR

Dec. 2
Player: Rayvonte Rice, ILL
Freshman: Zak Irvin, MICH 

Dec. 9
Player: LaQuinton Ross, OSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Dec. 16
Player: Austin Hollins, MINN
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR 

Dec. 23
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Co-Freshmen: Noah Vonleh, IND and Zak Irvin, MICH 

Dec. 30
Co-Players: Rayvonte Rice, ILL and Keith Appling, MSU
Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS 

Jan. 6
Player: Aaron Craft, OSU
Freshman: Nigel Hayes, WIS