Michigan State and Ohio State Earn Weekly Big Ten Honors

Nov. 19, 2012

Player of the Week
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
G – 6-7 – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Luers

•    Scored a career-high 31 points against Washington and tallied 25 vs. Rhode Island to average 28.0 points per game over two contests at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
•    Grabbed 10 boards against Rhode Island and eight vs. the Huskies to average 9.0 rebounds per contest over the weekend, also totaling three assists and a steal
•    Shot 55.3 percent (21-for-38) from the field, including 46.2 percent (6-for-13) from long range
•    Earns his second career Player of the Week award
•    Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Jared Sullinger (March 5, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Gary Harris, Michigan State
G – 6-4 – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

•    Averaged 18.5 points in a pair of Michigan State wins, including a 67-64 victory over No. 7 Kansas on a neutral court
•    Scored 18 points on 58 percent shooting against Kansas before tallying 19 on 70 percent shooting against Texas Southern
•    Also averaged 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals and went 6-for-7 from the free-throw line
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Branden Dawson (Jan. 30, 2012)

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