Illinois and Iowa Claim Weekly Men's Basketball Awards

Iowa's Aaron White has been named Freshman of the Week twice this season.

Dec. 26, 2011

Player of the Week
Meyers Leonard, Illinois
C – So. – 7-1 – Robinson, Ill. – Robinson

• Averaged 16.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in Illinois’ 64-60 win over Cornell and 78-74 loss to No. 9/8 Missouri in St. Louis last week
• Also averaged 3.5 assists, 2.5 blocks and 1.0 steals while shooting 62.5 percent from the floor last week
• Set a career high with 16 rebounds against Cornell
• Earns his second Player of the Week award of the season and of his career
• Last Illinois Player of the Week: Meyers Leonard (Dec. 5, 2011)

Freshman of the Week
Aaron White, Iowa
F – 6-8 – Strongsville, Ohio – Strongsville

• Averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as Iowa defeated Central Arkansas (105-64) and Boise State (81-72) last week
• Shot 66.7 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the line last week
• Set a career high with two blocks against Central Arkansas
• Reels in his second Freshman of the Week award
• Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Aaron White (Nov. 14, 2011)

2011-12 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
Nov. 14 
P:  Victor Oladipo, So., IND
F:  Cody Zeller, IND
F: Aaron White, IOWA
Nov. 21 
P: Drew Crawford, Jr., NU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Nov. 28
P: Tim Hardaway Jr., So., MICH
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 5
P: Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
P: Keith Appling, So., MSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Dec. 12
P: Christian Watford, Jr., IND
P: Draymond Green, Sr., MSU
F: Trey Burke, MICH
Dec. 19
P: Deshaun Thomas, So., OSU
F: Cody Zeller, IND
Dec. 26
P: Meyers Leonard, So., ILL
F: Aaron White, IOWA