Illinois and Michigan State Earn Weekly Honors

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

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

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