Illinois and Michigan Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors

Michigan's Zak Irvin

Dec. 2, 2013

Player of the Week
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
G – Jr. – 6-4 – Champaign, Ill. – Centennial/Drake  

  • Averaged 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in Illinois’ wins over UNLV and IPFW last week
  • Shot 45.5 percent (15-of-33) from the field and 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from three-point range
  • Posted a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds at UNLV, helping Illinois extend its non-conference road winning streak to eight games, dating back to the 2008-09 season
  • Converted the game-winning field goal with 28 seconds remaining in the 61-59 win over the Rebels, and also swiped four steals
  • Scored 17 points, pulled down six rebounds and had two steals in the Illini’s 57-55 win over IPFW
  • Currently ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (17.1 ppg)
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Player of the Week: D.J. Richardson (Feb. 11, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Zak Irvin, Michigan
G – 6-6 – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern  

  • Poured in a career-high 24 points in Michigan’s 87-45 win over Coppin State
  • Converted 9-of-13 field goals, including six three-pointers, and pulled down five rebounds
  • His six three-point field goals and 10 three-point attempts both matched season-high marks for Michigan
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Mitch McGary (Feb. 11, 2013)

2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 11        
Player: Shavon Shields, NEB
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Nov. 18        
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Nov. 25        
Player: Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR 

Dec. 2           
Player: Rayvonte Rice, ILL
Freshman: Zak Irvin, MICH