Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin Claim Weekly Awards

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

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