Indiana, Michigan State and Purdue Claim Weekly Awards

Michigan State's Keith Appling wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week accolade and first this season

Michigan State's Keith Appling wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week accolade and first this season

Feb. 4, 2013

Co-Players of the Week
Cody Zeller, Indiana
7-0, So., C, Washington, Ind./Washington

  • Averaged a double-double of 19 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games last week, helping Indiana to wins over in-state rival Purdue and top ranked Michigan
  • Scored 19 points on Wednesday against Purdue, also bringing down 11 rebounds while adding two assists in 25 minutes
  • Shot 80 percent from the floor on Saturday against Michigan, finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes
  • Wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Victor Olapido (Jan. 28, 2013)

Keith Appling, Michigan State
6-1, Jr., G, Detroit, Mich./Pershing

  • Poured in a game-high 24 points, adding eight rebounds, seven assists and one block in Michigan State's victory over Illinois on Thursday
  • Scored or assisted on 11 of the Spartans' 14 second-half field goals, tallying 19 points and six assists and helping the Spartans shoot 87.5 percent from the field after halftime
  • Wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week accolade and first this season
  • Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Derrick Nix (Dec. 24, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
A.J. Hammons, Purdue
7-0, C, Gary, Ind./Oak Hill Academy

  • Averaged 24.5 points on 57.6 percent shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in games against Indiana and Northwestern last week
  • Finished with a career-high 30 points against Indiana on Wednesday, shooting 71.4 percent from the floor and chipping in five blocks and five rebounds
  • Recorded his second double-double of the season against Northwestern on Saturday, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds
  • Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Big Ten Freshman of the Week: N/A

 

 

2012-13 Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                    F:    Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19         P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                    F:    Gary Harris, MSU


Nov. 26         P:    Andre Hollins, So., MINN
                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3           P:    Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB
                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 10         P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL
                    F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Dec. 17         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                    F:    Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24         P:    Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU
                    F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL
                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7           P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                    F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14         P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND
                   P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU
                   F:    Sam Dekker, WIS

Jan. 21         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH
                   F:    Shavon Shields, NEB

Jan. 28         P:    Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND
                   F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Feb. 4          P:     Cody Zeller, So., IND
                   P:     Keith Appling, Jr., MSU
                   F:     A.J. Hammons, PUR