Illinois, Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Feb. 12, 2018


 

Illinois and Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Spartans’ Miles Bridges earns Player of the Week award; Fighting Illini’s Trent Frazier named Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

G/F – So. – 6-7 – Flint, Mich. – Huntington Prep

  • Averaged 22.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and went 17-of-28 (.607) from the field in two wins last week
  • Scored 25 points and added four rebounds and four assists in a 96-93 win at Iowa to begin the week
  • Notched 20 points with three rebounds and an assist, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining to secure a 68-65 win vs. Purdue
  • Had 20 points vs. Purdue for his 24th game in double figures and the 10th game this season with at least 20 points
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Nick Ward (Jan. 2, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Trent Frazier, Illinois

G – 6-1 – Wellington, Fla. – Wellington

  • Averaged 19.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, went 12-of-31 (.387) from the field and 9-of-17 (.529) from 3-point range
  • Scored a career-high 32 points vs. Wisconsin, the top scoring outing of the year by a Big Ten freshman, the most by an Illinois freshman in 24 years and the No. 3 all-time scoring mark ever by an Illinois freshman
  • Made seven 3-pointers vs. Wisconsin to set the Illinois single-game mark for a freshman and become the second Illini player ever to have two 7+ 3-pointer games in a single season
  • Scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals vs. Penn State
  • Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Trent Frazier (Dec. 26, 2017); Prior: Jalen Coleman-Lands (Feb. 29, 2016)

 

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

 

Feb. 12

P: Miles Bridges, MSU

F: Trent Frazier, ILL