Illinois, Indiana and Michigan State Claim Weekly Accolades

Indiana's Cody Zeller has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times this season.

Indiana's Cody Zeller has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times this season.

Dec. 5, 2011

Co-Players of the Week
Meyers Leonard, Illinois
C – So. – 7-1 –Robinson, Ill. – Robinson

• Averaged 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 75 percent from the floor in a pair of Illinois wins last week
• Recorded 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting with six boards and a game-high three blocks in the Illini’s 71-62 win on the road against Maryland in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, helping the Big Ten to its third straight victory in the event
• Tallied a game-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting with six boards in an 82-75 victory against No. 19/18 Gonzaga
• Earns his first career weekly honor
• Last Illinois Player of the Week: Demetri McCamey (Jan. 3, 2011)

Keith Appling, Michigan State
G – So. – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – Pershing

• Averaged 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 61.9 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent from 3-point range, and a perfect 7-for-7 at the free-throw line
• Led all scorers with a career-high 24 points, adding seven rebounds and two blocks in the Spartans’ 65-49 win against Florida State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, helping the Big Ten win the event, 8-4
• Scored 13 points and recorded career highs with nine rebounds and seven assists in just 23 minutes of action in Michigan State’s 110-68 win over Nebraska-Omaha
• Earns his first career weekly honor
• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Draymond Green (Jan. 17, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Cody Zeller, Indiana
F – 6-11 – Washington, Ind. – Washington


 

 

• Averaged 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.5 steals as Indiana improved to 8-0 for the first time since the 2002-03 season
• Recorded 19 points, seven boards and two blocks to lead the Hoosiers to an 86-75 road win over NC State in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge
• Tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and four steals in an 84-50 win against Stetson
• Earns his third Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Cody Zeller (Nov. 21, 2011)

2011-12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 
P:  Victor Oladipo, So., IND
F:  Cody Zeller, IND
F: Aaron White, IOWA
Nov. 21 
P: Drew Crawford, Jr., NU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Nov. 28
P: Tim Hardaway Jr., So., MICH
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 5
P: Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
P: Keith Appling, So., MSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND