Nebraska and Michigan Earn Big Ten Weekly Awards

Dec. 3, 2012

Player of the Week
Andre Almeida, Nebraska
C – Sr. – 6-11 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Escolo Sao Jose dos Padres de Sion

•    Led Nebraska to an important win over Wake Forest on the road in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge
•    Collected his first career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, tying his career high in scoring
•    Went 9-for-10 from the floor and blocked three shots
•    Becomes the first Big Ten player since 2009 to record 20 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 90 percent from the field
•    Earns his first career weekly accolade
•    Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Brandon Richardson (Jan. 30, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
G – 6-6 – Mississauga, Ontario – St. Marks

•    Averaged 21.0 points over two games while shooting 56 percent from the floor, 67 percent from three-point range and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw line
•    Came off the bench to score 20 points in Michigan’s ACC/Big Ten Challenge win against No. 18/18 NC State, which marked his first career 20-point game
•    Set a new career high with 22 points in the Wolverines’ win over Bradley
•    Also averaged 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals during the week
•    Earns his second consecutive weekly honor
•    Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Nov. 26, 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
Nov. 26    
P: Andre Hollins, So., MINN
F: Nik Stauskas, MICH
Dec. 3    
P: Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB
F: Nik Stauskas, MICH