Michigan State and Ohio State Receive Men's Basketball Weekly Honors
Jan. 17, 2011
Park Ridge, Ill. -
Michigan State's Draymond Green earns the first Player of the Week award of his career after averaging 21.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of overtime victories against Wisconsin and Northwestern. For the week, he shot .423 from the field, including .500 from three-point range, and .895 from the foul line. He also averaged 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per contest. In a 64-61 win over Wisconsin, Green scored a career-high 26 points, including the first eight in overtime. He went 8-for-17 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from long range, and also went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line. He also tallied a team-best nine boards, four assists and two blocks. In a 71-67 win against Northwestern, Green scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a perfect 10-for-10 from the foul line, including 6-for-6 in the final 37 seconds of regulation to help force overtime.
Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Kalin Lucas (Nov.29, 2010)
Freshman of the Week
Ohio State's Aaron Craft collects his first Freshman of the Week award after scoring a career-high 19 points while handing out seven assists in Ohio State's 69-66 win against Penn State on Saturday. He averaged 14.5 points for the week, connecting on 10 of 18 shots from the floor, including a 6-for-10 mark from three-point range. Against Michigan on Wednesday, the freshman scored 10 points with a rebound, an assist and a steal.
Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Jared Sullinger (Jan. 10, 2011)
2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Honorees