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

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