Dec. 7, 2009
The conference office announced on Monday the fourth weekly men’s basketball award for games played Nov. 30 through Dec. 6. Wisconsin’s Trévon Hughes earned the weekly laurel after guiding the Badgers to an upset over No. 5/6 Duke in last week’s Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Player of the Week:
Trévon Hughes, Wisconsin
6-0 - G - Sr.
Queens, N.Y. - St. John's NW (Wis.) Military Academy
Trévon Hughes earns his first Player of the Week award after helping Wisconsin improve to 6-1 on the year with a pair of wins last week. Hughes served as the offensive catalyst for the Badgers, averaging 23.0 points, including a career-high 26 points in Wisconsin’s pivotal 73-69 win over Duke, which proved instrumental in helping the Big Ten Conference capture its first-ever Challenge triumph. The senior guard sunk 19 of his 26 points in the second half, connecting on four three-pointers to help UW fend off the Blue Devils. Hughes also added two rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal to complete a consummate performance as Wisconsin handed Duke its first loss in the 11-year history of the event. The Queens, N.Y., native followed up that performance with another career day as he pulled down a personal-best seven rebounds to go along with 20 points and four assists in UW’s lopsided 79-46 victory over Grambling State on Saturday. Hughes has now scored in double figures in six straight games.
Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Joe Krabbenhoft (Feb. 16, 2009)