Michigan State, Indiana and Michigan Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors

Michigan's Zak Irvin

Dec. 23, 2013

Player of the Week
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
C – Sr. – 6-10 – Dayton, Ohio – Jefferson Township  

  • Averaged 26.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in Michigan State’s wins over North Florida and Texas last week
  • For the week, shot 70.8 percent from the field (17-of-24)
  • In the road win at Texas, poured in 33 points on 10-of-13 shooting, and pulled down nine rebounds while making 11-of-12 free throws
  • Against North Florida, scored 19 points on seven field goals, corralled seven rebounds and swiped three steals
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and the second plaudit this season
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Adreian Payne (Nov. 18, 2013)

Co-Freshmen of the Week
Noah Vonleh, Indiana and Zak Irvin, Michigan 

Noah Vonleh, Indiana
F – 6-10 – Haverhill, Mass. – New Hampton School

  • Averaged 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in Indiana’s wins over Nicholls State and Kennesaw State
  • Shot 70.0 percent (7-of-10) from the field on the week
  • Against Kennesaw State, scored 14 points, pulled down eight rebounds and converted 5-of-6 field goals (.833)
  • Against Nicholls State, corralled nine rebounds, including three offensive boards, and chipped in six points on a pair of field goals
  • Earns his fourth Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Noah Vonleh (Dec. 9, 2013)

Zak Irvin, Michigan
G – 6-6 – Fishers, Ind. – Hamilton Southeastern

  • Scored 12 points and pulled down a career high six rebounds in Michigan’s win over Stanford at the Barclays Center
  • Scored all 12 points on four three-point field goals
  • Converted a three-pointer with 11:19 remaining in the first half, helping Michigan build a lead over the Cardinal that it would not relinquish
  • Posted his fourth double-digit scoring output of the season
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Zak Irvin (Dec. 2, 2013)



2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 11
Player: Shavon Shields, NEB
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Nov. 18
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND 

Nov. 25
Player: Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR

Dec. 2
Player: Rayvonte Rice, ILL
Freshman: Zak Irvin, MICH

Dec. 9
Player: LaQuinton Ross, OSU
Freshman: Noah Vonleh, IND

Dec. 16
Player: Austin Hollins, MINN
Freshman: Bryson Scott, PUR 

Dec. 23
Player: Adreian Payne, MSU
Co-Freshmen: Noah Vonleh, IND and Zak Irvin, MICH