Michigan State and Michigan Earn Weekly Accolades




Dec. 24, 2012

Player of the Week
Derrick Nix, Michigan State
C – 6-9 – Sr. – Detroit, Mich. – Pershing

•    Averaged 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists in a pair of Michigan State victories last week
•    Set career highs with 25 points and four steals and also grabbed 11 rebounds in the Spartans’ win over Texas on Saturday
•    Nearly posted another double-double with nine points and eight boards in Michigan State’s win against Bowling Green on Tuesday
•    Earns his first career Player of the Week honor  
•    Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Draymond Green (Feb. 20, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Mitch McGary, Michigan
F – 6-10 – Chesterton, Ind. – Brewster Academy

•    Recorded his first career double-double in a win over Eastern Michigan to help Michigan remain undefeated, off to the second-best start in program history
•    Scored 10 points on 63 percent shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds
•    Also recorded two assists and a career-best three steals in just 18 minutes of action
•    Earns his first career weekly honor
•    Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Dec. 3, 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
Dec. 24    
P: Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU
F: Mitch McGary, MICH