Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors

Feb. 13, 2017

Co-Players of the Week

Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan

G – Sr. – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – Chandler Park Academy


  • Averaged 22.5 points, 6.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game in leading the Wolverines to a pair of double-digit wins over Michigan State and Indiana
  • For the week, shot 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the field, 83.3 percent (5-of-6) from three-point range and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line
  • Recorded a weekly assist/turnover ratio of 3.0 with 12 assists against just four turnovers
  • Scored 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including a 3-for-3 effort from three-point range, handed out eight assists against just one turnover, pulled down five rebounds and swiped a pair of steals against the visiting Spartans
  • Matched his season-high with 25 points, corralled five rebounds, dished out four assists and tallied three steals at Indiana
  • Against the Spartans, became just the third player in Michigan history to score at least 1,000 career points, pull down 400 or more rebounds and hand out at least 400 assists   
  • In conference games only, currently ranks fourth in the Big Ten with 17.2 points per game, and is third in free throw percentage, shooting 89.1 percent
  • Earns his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Caris LeVert (Dec. 21, 2015)




Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

F – So. – 6-7 – San Antonio, Texas – Brennan


  • Averaged 21.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game in leading the Gophers to a pair of wins over Iowa and Rutgers
  • For the week, shot 64.3 percent (18-of-28) from the floor
  • Poured in 25 points, pulled down 19 rebounds, including six offensive boards, and recorded four blocks with a steal in the Gophers’ double-overtime win against the visiting Hawkeyes
  • Scored 17 points and corralled 11 rebounds to go along with one steal at Rutgers
  • In conference games only, currently ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 8.3 rebounds per contest
  • Collects his first Big Ten Player of the Week plaudit
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Nate Mason (Jan. 2, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Lamar Stevens, Penn State

F – 6-7 – North Wales, Pa. – Roman Catholic


  • Averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading the Nittany Lions to wins over nationally-ranked Maryland and Illinois
  • For the week, shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the field
  • Scored 25 points on 8-of-13 shooting, pulled down seven rebounds and swiped three steals against the visiting Terrapins
  • Scored 21 points on eight field goals, corralled five rebounds and handed out a pair of assists at Illinois
  • Has scored at least 20 points in three of the past four games
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Mike Watkins (Jan. 16, 2017)


2016-17 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 14          Player (Co): Malcolm Hill, ILL and James Blackmon Jr., IND

                           Freshman (Co): Curtis Jones, IND and Miles Bridges, MSU

Nov. 21          Player: Peter Jok, IOWA

                           Freshman: Amir Coffey, MINN

Nov. 28          Player (Co): Melo Trimble, MD and Caleb Swanigan, PUR

                           Freshman: Miles Bridges, MSU

Dec. 5             Player: Nigel Hayes, WIS

                           Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Dec. 12          Player: Peter Jok, IOWA

                           Freshman: Isaiah Moss, IOWA

Dec. 19          Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

                           Freshman: Mike Watkins, PSU

Dec. 26          Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

                           Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Jan. 2              Player (Co): Nate Mason, MINN and Tai Webster, NEB

                           Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Jan. 9              Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

                           Freshman: Amir Coffey, MINN

Jan. 16           Player: Scottie Lindsey, NU

                           Freshman (Co): Miles Bridges, MSU and Mike Watkins, PSU

Jan. 23           Player (Co): James Blackmon, Jr., IND and Ethan Happ, WIS

                           Freshman (Co): Justin Jackson, MD and Carsen Edwards, PUR

Jan. 30           Player: Ethan Happ, WIS

                           Freshman: Miles Bridges, MSU

Feb. 6              Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

                           Freshman: Jordan Bohannon, IOWA

Feb. 13           Player (Co): Derrick Walton Jr., MICH and Jordan Murphy, MINN

                  Freshman: Lamar Stevens, PSU