Big Ten Co-Players of the Week
Drew Neitzel, Michigan State
Jr., G, Grand Rapids, Mich./Wyoming Park
Neitzel shares his second-consecutive Player of the Week laurel after averaging 23.5 points and 5.5 assists in a pair of Spartan victories last week. Against Vermont, he scored a career-best 26 points, while shooting 9-of-13 from the field (.692). Neitzel went 7-of-8 from the three-point line, establishing an MSU single-game record for three-point field goal percentage (.875) with at least eight attempts. He also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against the Catamounts. The Grand Rapids, Mich., native followed with another solid performance, tallying a 21-point and seven-assist effort in a 71-53 victory over Oakland. Neitzel currently leads the Big Ten in three-point field goals made (3.14 pg) and ranks fourth in scoring (17.7 ppg).
Carl Landry, Purdue
Sr., F, Milwaukee, Wis./Vincent
Landry was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after leading Purdue to a 2-1 record and earning All-Tournament accolades last week at the EA Sports Maui Invitational. The senior forward averaged 22.0 points and 8.7 rebounds in three games to lead all tournament participants. For the week, Landry shot 67 percent (22-of-33) from the field and 73 percent (22-of-30) from the foul line, while also adding four steals and three blocks. He posted a Big Ten season-best 30 points in a 74-71 victory over Oklahoma. The Milwaukee, Wis., native then notched his first double-double of the season and seventh of his career with 22 points and 10 rebounds against DePaul. Landry, who currently ranks second in the conference in scoring (19.4 ppg), earns his second Big Ten Player of the Week accolade as he was also honored on Jan. 3, 2005.