Michigan State, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Jan. 15, 2018


Michigan State, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Buckeyes’ Keita Bates-Diop earns second-consecutive Player of the Week award; Spartans’ Jaren Jackson Jr. named Freshman of the Week for third time

 

Player of the Week

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

F – Jr. – 6-7 – Normal, Ill. – University High

  • Averaged 23 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks in 33 minutes per game and went 18-of-34 (.529) from the field in two wins last week
  • Scored 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a 91-69 win vs. Maryland
  • Finished one rebound shy of a double-double in a 68-46 win at Rutgers (20 points, nine rebounds) and added five blocks
  • Shot 8-of-15 (.533) from 3-point range last week
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Jan. 8, 2018 and Dec. 11, 2017; Prior: D’Angelo Russell on Feb. 9, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

F – 6-11 – Carmel, Ind. – La Lumiere

  • Averaged 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game in a pair of games last week
  • Tied a career high with 19 points against Michigan and added six blocks and three rebounds
  • Scored 16 points, grabbed five rebounds and had two blocks in a 76-72 win in overtime vs. Rutgers
  • Earns his third career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor to become one of 16 students to earn three or more Big Ten Freshman of the Week awards in a season
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Dec. 11 and Nov. 27, 2017; Prior: Nick Ward on Feb. 27, 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

 

Jan. 8

P: Keita Bates-Diop, OSU

F: Bruno Fernando, MD

 

Jan. 15

P: Keita Bates-Diop, OSU

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU