Indiana, Rutgers Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors
Indiana, Rutgers Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Hoosiers’ Juwan Morgan earns Player of the Week award; Scarlet Knights’ Geo Baker named Freshman of the Week


Player of the Week

Juwan Morgan, Indiana

F -- Jr. -- 6-8 -- Waynesville, Mo. -- Waynesville

  • Scored a career-high 34 points, including the last 12 points of regulation, and grabbed 11 rebounds (tied career high) in Indiana’s win vs. No. 18 Notre Dame
  • Went 13-of-17 from the field and notched his third double-double this season
  • Made a layup with 13 seconds remaining to send the game into overtime and his dunk with eight seconds left in overtime proved to be the game-winning tally
  • He is the first Hoosier to score 30 points since Thomas Bryant scored 31 in a triple overtime win against Penn State last season (Feb. 1, 2017)
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: James Blackmon Jr. (Jan. 23, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Geo Baker, Rutgers

G -- 6-4 -- Derry, N.H. -- Proctor Academy

  • Averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds in wins vs. Fordham and No. 15 Seton Hall last week
  • Scored in double figures for the 10th time this season in the win vs. Seton Hall
  • Rutgers defeated a nationally-ranked team for the first time since topping No. 4 Wisconsin, 67-62, on Jan. 11, 2015
  • Leads all Big Ten freshmen in minutes played per game (31.5) and assists per game (3.8)
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Freshman of the Week: Corey Sanders (Feb. 8, 2016)

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 13

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Luka Garza, IOWA


Nov. 20

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Darryl Morsell, MD


Nov. 27

P: Jordan Murphy, MINN

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU

F: Brad Davison, WIS


Dec. 4

P: Isaac Haas, PUR

F: Kaleb Wesson, OSU


Dec. 11

P: Keita Bates-Diop, OSU

F: Jaren Jackson Jr., MSU


Dec. 18

P: Juwan Morgan, IND

F: Geo Baker, RU