Feb. 15, 2010
The conference office announced on Monday the 15th weekly men’s basketball award for games played February 8-14. Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson earns his second weekly honor of the 2009-10 campaign after leading the Boilermakers to a pair of wins in Big Ten action last week.
Player of the Week:
JaJuan Johnson, Purdue
Jr. - 6-10 - F/C
Indianapolis, Ind. - Franklin Central
JaJuan Johnson posted team-best averages of 20 points and 8.5 rebounds per game to lead the sixth-ranked Boilermakers to a pair of double-digit victories last week. The 6-10 junior scored 19 points and posted game-high honors with seven rebounds and three rejections in Tuesday's win at Michigan State – the Boilermakers' first win at the Breslin Center since March 1, 1998. The win over the Spartans also saw Johnson become the 45th player in Purdue history to score 1,000 points in a career. Johnson and the Boilermakers returned home to face Iowa on Saturday, where he scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead all players in both categories and mark his sixth double-double of the season. Johnson, who sank 9-of-12 free throw attempts in the 23-point victory, also blocked two shots to improve his average to 2.5 blocks per game on the week. Overall, Johnson averaged 35.5 minutes of action, while picking up only one personal foul. This is the second weekly award in Johnson’s career and his second of the season.
Last Purdue Player of the Week: JaJuan Johnson (Jan. 25, 2010)