Michigan and Iowa Earn Weekly Honors




Dec. 17, 2012

Player of the Week
Trey Burke, Michigan
G – 6-0 – So. – Columbus, Ohio – Northland

•    Averaged 23.0 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in wins over Binghamton and West Virginia, helping Michigan remain undefeated at 11-0
•    Shot 71.4 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range
•    Set a career high with 12 field goals against the Mountaineers on Saturday, shooting 75 percent in the game for a season-best 27 points
•    Turned the ball over just once in 68 minutes of play while totaling 13 assists
•    Earns his second career Player of the Week honor and his first this season
•    Last Michigan Player of the Week: Tim Hardaway Jr. (Nov. 12, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Mike Gesell, Iowa
G – 6-1 – South Sioux City, Neb. – South Sioux City

•    Scored a personal-best 23 points to help Iowa to an 80-73 victory over UNI on Saturday
•    Shot 66.7 percent (6-for-9) from the floor, including 4-for-6 from three-point range
•    Grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists in the win
•    Set career highs with four made three-pointers and seven made free throws
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Aaron White (Feb. 6, 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
Dec. 17    
P: Trey Burke, So., MICH
F: Mike Gesell, IOWA