Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin Claim Weekly Awards

Wisconsin's Sam Dekker wins his second Freshman of the Week award.

March 4, 2013

Player of the Week
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
6-8, Sr., F, St. Paul, Minn./St. Bernard’s

  • Posted two double-doubles, while shooting 73.7 percent from the floor, in a week that saw Minnesota defeat No. 1 Indiana and Penn State
  • Scored a season-high 21 points in the win over the Hoosiers, corralling 12 rebounds with one block and one steal
  • Finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds in his final home game against Penn State, bringing his career double-doubles total to 13
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and first this season
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Andre Hollins (Nov. 26, 2012)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, Indiana
6-0, G, Indianapolis, Ind./Park Tudor

  • Averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 assists in two game this week, helping Indiana clinch at least a share of the Big Ten Championship
  • Posted a career-high 19 points on 62.5 percent shooting in Saturday’s victory over Iowa, also handing out five assists
  • Finished with 10 points on the road against Minnesota, also recording five assists, four rebounds and a steal
  • Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell (Nov. 12, 2012)

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
6-7, F, Sheboygan, Wis./Sheboygan Lutheran

  • Averaged 14.5 points on 64.3 percent shooting, including 60.0 percent from long range, and 3.5 assists in two games last week
  • Against Nebraska, finished with 19 points on five-of-six shooting, including four three-pointers, four assists and two rebounds
  • Shot 50.0 percent from the floor against Purdue, recording 10 points, three assists, three rebounds and two blocks
  • Wins his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Wisconsin Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sam Dekker (Jan. 14, 2013)

 

 

 

2012-13 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

                    F:    Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19         P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

                    F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Nov. 26         P:    Andre Hollins, So., MINN

                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3           P:    Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB

                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 10         P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL

                    F:    Gary Harris, MSUs

Dec. 17         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

                    F:    Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24         P:    Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU

                    F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL

                    F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7           P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

                    F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14         P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND

                   P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

                   F:    Sam Dekker, WIS

Jan. 21         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

                   F:    Shavon Shields, NEB

Jan. 28         P:    Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND

                   F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Feb. 4          P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND

                   P:    Keith Appling, Jr., MSU

                   F:    A.J. Hammons, PUR

Feb. 11        P:    D.J. Richardson, Sr., ILL

                  P:    Ben Brust, Jr., WIS

                  F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Feb. 18       P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

                 F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Feb. 25      P:    Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND

                 F:    Shavon Shields, NEB

March 4      P:    Trevor Mbakwe, Sr., MINN

                 F:    Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND

                 F:    Sam Dekker, WIS