Purdue and Michigan Garner Conference Recognition

Purdue's JaJuan Johnson earns his first weekly award of the season for his performances against Indiana and Michigan State.

Purdue's JaJuan Johnson earns his first weekly award of the season for his performances against Indiana and Michigan State.

Feb. 28, 2011

Player of the Week
JaJuan Johnson - Purdue
Sr. - F/C - 6-11
Indianapolis, Ind. - Franklin Central

JaJuan Johnson averaged 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game last week to lead Purdue to a pair of road victories against Indiana and Michigan State. He shot 57.7 percent from the field for the week, making two of three attempts from long range and all eight of his free throws. Against Indiana, he scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while at Michigan State, the senior finished with 20 points, a career-high 17 boards and a tied his career best with seven blocks. The effort was Johnson's second with at least 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks this season. Prior to this year, no player had accomplished that feat in a Big Ten game since 2001. The Indianapolis, Ind., native moved into seventh place on Purdue's career scoring chart and broke into the top 20 of the program's single-season scoring list. This marks Johnson's first weekly award of the season.

Last Purdue Player of the Week: E'Twaun Moore (Feb. 21, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Tim Hardaway Jr. - Michigan
G - 6-5
Miami, Fla. - Palmetto Senior

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. earns his third straight weekly award after averaging 19.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 60.0 percent from long range. Hardaway helped the Wolverines to a road win at Minnesota, leading the team with 22 points, marking his sixth 20-point game this season. Against Wisconsin, Hardaway scored 16 points, was 4-for-7 from long range, grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists. The freshman has scored in double figures in his last 11 games. This marks Hardaway's fourth weekly award.

Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Tim Hardaway Jr. (Feb. 21, 2011)

2010-11 Big Ten Men's Basketball Weekly Honorees

Nov. 15
P: John Shurna, Jr., NU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Nov. 22
P: Trevor Mbakwe, Jr., MINN
P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Nov. 29
P: Kalin Lucas, Sr., MSU
F: Deshaun Thomas, OSU
Dec. 6
P: Jon Leuer, Sr., WIS
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Dec. 13
P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Dec. 20
P: John Shurna, Jr., NU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Dec. 27
P: Darius Morris, So., MICH
F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Jan. 3
P: Demetri McCamey, Sr., ILL
P: E'Twaun Moore, Sr., PUR
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Jan. 10
P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
P: Ryne Smith, Jr., PUR
F: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
Jan. 17
P: Draymond Green, Jr., MSU
F: Aaron Craft, OSU
Jan. 24
P: Jared Sullinger, Fr., OSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Jan. 31
P: Darius Morris, So., MICH
P: Talor Battle, Sr., PSU
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Feb. 7
P: Jon Leuer, Sr., WIS
F: Jared Sullinger, OSU
Feb. 14
P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., WIS
F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH
Feb 21
P: E'Twaun Moore, Sr., PUR
F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH
Feb. 28
P: JaJuan Johnson, Sr., PUR
F: Tim Hardaway Jr., MICH

 

 

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