Illinois, Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors
Dec. 26, 2017


Illinois, Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Spartans’ Miles Bridges earns Player of the Week award; Fighting Illini’s Trent Frazier named Freshman of the Week

 

Player of the Week

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

G/F – So. – 6-7 – Flint, Mich. – Huntington Prep

  • Averaged 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two wins last week
  • Tied a career high with 33 points in a 107-62 win vs. Houston Baptist and added six rebounds and five assists
  • Nearly topped his single-game season high for points (21) in the first half vs. Houston Baptist with 20 points
  • Scored 17 points and added nine rebounds in a 102-60 victory vs. Long Beach State
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Nick Ward (Feb. 27, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Trent Frazier, Illinois

G – 6-1 – Wellington, Fla. – Wellington

  • Scored a career-high 22 points, had one rebound, one assist and one block in a 70-64 win vs. Missouri in St. Louis, Mo.
  • Helped lead Illinois to a fifth-straight win in the annual Braggin’ Rights game by scoring the team’s final eight points
  • Went 10-of-11 from the free throw line, setting a new career high, and made four straight free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win
  • Scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game and has averaged 17.8 points per game during the stretch
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Jalen Coleman-Lands (Feb. 29, 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

 

Dec. 26

P: Miles Bridges, MSU

F: Trent Frazier, ILL