Illinois and Michigan State Earn Weekly Honors

Michigan State's Gary Harris earns his second weekly award of the season.

Dec. 10, 2012

Player of the Week
Brandon Paul, Illinois
G – Sr. – 6-4 – Gurnee, Ill. – Warren

  • Scored a season-high 35 points to lead No. 13/14 Illinois to a road win over No. 10/10 Gonzaga
  • Shot 10-for-16 from the field, making nine of his last 11 shots, also draining five threes and hitting 10 of 11 attempts from the free-throw line
  • Also recorded four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in the 85-74 win
  • Recorded a double-digit scoring game earlier in the week with 14 points against Western Carolina to average 24.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks for the week
  • Earns his second career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Player of the Week: Brandon Paul (Jan. 16, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Gary Harris, Michigan State
G – 6-4 – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Led No. 19/17 Michigan State in scoring in both the Spartans’ games last week with a season-high 20 against Loyola (Ill.) and 13 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • Shot 60 percent from the floor, including 55 percent from three-point range, including five threes against Loyola
  • Averaged 16.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 assists over the week
  • Earns his second honor of the season
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Gary Harris (Nov. 19, 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

Dec. 10
P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL
F:    Gary Harris, MSU