Michigan, Purdue and Iowa Claim Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

March 6, 2017


Co-Players of the Week
Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
G – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – Chandler Park Academy

• Averaged 16.5 points and 11.0 assists per game in the Wolverines’ road split against Northwestern and Nebraska
• For the week, shot 43.5 percent (10-of-23) from the field, 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from three-point range and 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from the free throw line
• Posted a weekly assist/turnover ratio of 4.4 with 22 assists against just five turnovers
• Scored 15 points and dished out six assists in the 67-65 setback at Northwestern
• Scored 18 points, handed out a career-best and school-record 16 assists and swiped five steals in the win at Nebraska
• Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season
• Last Michigan Player of the Week: Derrick Walton Jr. (Feb. 13, 2017)

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue
F – 6-9 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Homestead

• Averaged 20.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game in the Boilermakers’ wins over visiting Indiana and Northwestern
• For the week, shot 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from the floor and 87.5 percent (14-of-16) from the free throw line
• Scored 21 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, recorded three blocks and handed out three assists in the win over Indiana, helping the Boilermakers earn at least a share of the Big Ten Championship
• Scored 20 points, corralled 14 rebounds and dished out three assists in the win over Northwestern in the conference finale
• Earns his sixth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and sixth this season
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Caleb Swanigan (Feb. 6, 2017)

Freshman of the Week
Jordan Bohannon, Iowa
G – 6-0 – Marion, Iowa – Linn-Mar

• Averaged 11.0 points, 5.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in the Hawkeyes’ wins over nationally-ranked Wisconsin and Penn State
• Scored 11 points and handed out five assists in both games
• Sank the game-winning three-pointer with nine seconds remaining at Wisconsin
• Collects his second Freshman of the Week plaudit
• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Jordan Bohannon (Feb. 6, 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

Feb. 20
Player: Melo Trimble, MD
Freshman: Miles Bridges, MSU

Feb. 27
Player and Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

March 6
Player (Co): Derrick Walton Jr., MICH and Caleb Swanigan, PUR
Freshman: Jordan Bohannon, Iowa