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.

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