Michigan State and Purdue Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors
Jan. 29, 2018





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Michigan State and Purdue Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Boilermakers’ Vincent Edwards earns Player of the Week award; Spartans’ Jaren Jackson Jr. named Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week

Vincent Edwards, Purdue

F – Sr. – 6-8 – Middletown, Ohio – Middletown

  • Averaged 24.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and went 16-of-26 (.615) from the field in two wins last week
  • Scored a career high 30 points in a 92-88 win vs. No. 25 Michigan on 11 field goal attempts, the second fewest for a 30-point scorer in school history
  • Went 9-of-11 (.818) from the floor and 9-of-10 from the free throw line vs. Michigan and added five rebounds, five assists and a steal in the win
  • Scored 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists in a 74-67 win vs. Indiana
  • Has scored in double figures in nine straight games and needs 11 points for 1,500 career points
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Carsen Edwards (Jan. 22, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

F – 6-11 – Carmel, Ind. – La Lumiere

  • Averaged 14.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 4.7 blocks and went 13-of-20 (.650) from the field in three wins last week
  • Scored a career-high 21 points, added 11 rebounds (sixth double-double) and added six blocks in an 87-74 win at Illinois
  • Scored 11 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocks four shots in a 76-61 win vs. Wisconsin
  • Led a second-half comeback in a 74-68 win vs. Maryland with 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks
  • Jackson blocked four shots vs. Wisconsin to give him 75 for the season and set a new Michigan State single-season record
  • Michigan State’s seven blocks vs. Maryland (Jackson blocked four shots) improved its season total to 184, breaking the previous single-season record of 177 in a season
  • Earns his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor to tie teammate Nick Ward (2016-17) for fourth on the list of most Freshman of the Week awards in a season
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Jan. 15, 2018; Nov. 27 and Dec. 11, 2017); Prior: Nick Ward (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

 

Jan. 22

Co-P: James Palmer Jr., NEB

Co-P: Carsen Edwards, PUR

F: Kaleb Wesson, OSU

 

Jan. 29

P: Vincent Edwards, PUR

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU