Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Feb. 5, 2018


Minnesota and Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Buckeyes’ Keita Bates-Diop earns Player of the Week award for fourth time this season; Gophers’ Isaiah Washington named Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

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

  • Averaged 24 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and went 15-of-29 (.517) from the field in two wins last week
  • Scored a career-high 35 points and notched career highs in free throw makes (13) and attempts (15) in a 75-67 win vs. Illinois
  • Started the week with a double-double performance (13 points, 13 rebounds) to go with four blocks in a 71-56 win vs. Indiana
  • Went 16-of-19 (.842) from the free throw line for the week
  • Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Jan. 15, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Isaiah Washington, Minnesota

G – 6-1 – Harlem, N.Y. – St. Raymond’s

  • Averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and went 17-of-31 (.548) from the field last week
  • Set new career highs for points scored in back-to-back games last week with 15 points vs. Iowa and 26 points vs. Michigan
  • Added seven assists, a rebound and a steal vs. Iowa
  • Grabbed six rebounds, dished out three assists and went 11-of-16 (.688) from the floor vs. Michigan
  • Went 6-for-6 from the free throw line for the week
  • Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Amir Coffey (Jan. 19, 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

 

Feb. 5

P: Keita Bates-Diop, OSU

F: Isaiah Washington, MINN