Michigan's DeShawn Sims Garners Player of the Week Laurels

Jan. 11, 2010

The conference office announced on Monday the ninth weekly men’s basketball award for games played January 4-10. Michigan’s DeShawn Sims picked up his first weekly award of the 2009-10 campaign after helping the Wolverines split a pair of Big Ten contests last week. 

Player of the Week:
DeShawn Sims, Michigan
6-8 - F – Sr.
Detroit, Mich. - Pershing

Senior DeShawn Sims dominated in the post as he averaged 21.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in 37.5 minutes of action last week. The 6-8 forward began the week by leading Michigan to a dramatic comeback win at Penn State. He finished the night with a game-high 25 points, connecting on 12-of-17 from the field while adding six rebounds as the Wolverines rallied from a 15-point deficit to win 64-55. Against Northwestern, Sims continued his tear with 17 points, eight rebounds, and a career-best three blocks in the setback to the Wildcats. With his week's play, Sims became just the 27th Wolverine in history to surpass 1,300 career points. This is the third career weekly laurel for Sims and the second for a Wolverine this season.

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Manny Harris (Nov. 16, 2009)