Zeller named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

IU sophomore center Cody Zeller was named Big Ten Co-Player of the week along with Ohio State’s DeShaun Thomas. The release follows.

Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Awards


Co-Player of the Week

Cody Zeller, Indiana

F – 7-0 – So. – Washington, Ind. – Washington


·         Averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game as the fifth-ranked Hoosiers beat Penn State and No. 8/10 Minnesota to improve to 3-0 in Big Ten play

·         Recorded 15 points with five boards, four steals, a pair of blocks and an assist against the Nittany Lions

·         Had 18 points on 75 percent shooting, six rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists versus the nationally ranked Golden Gophers

·         Sealed the win against Minnesota by deflecting a missed free throw into the hands of teammate Jordan Hulls, who was then fouled and sunk both of his shots

·         Collects his first career Player of the Week honor after earning seven Freshman of the Week selections last season

·         Last Indiana Player of the Week: Christian Watford (Dec. 12, 2011)


Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

G/F – 6-7 – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Luers


·         Averaged 21 points in a road win against Purdue followed by a victory against previously unbeaten and second-ranked Michigan

·         Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist against the Boilermakers

·         Recorded 20 points, four boards, an assist and a steal versus the nationally ranked Wolverines

·         Shot 51.6 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range and is the Big Ten’s leading scorer

·         Earns his second Player of the Week award of the season and the third of his career

·         Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Nov. 19, 2012)


Freshman of the Week

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

F – 6-7 – Sheboygan, Wis. – Sheboygan Lutheran


·         Scored 13 points on 55.6 percent shooting as Wisconsin defeated No. 12/13 Illinois to remain undefeated in Big Ten play at 3-0

·         Added four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes of play

·         Currently ranks fourth on the team with 9.3 points and is also averaging 3.5 rebounds per contest

·         Earns his first career weekly honor

·         Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: N/A


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

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL

F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7             P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14          P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND

P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

F:    Sam Dekker, WIS

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  • Geoff #1

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:47 AM EST

    Thaw right… Keep leaving Dipo off these lists… It keeps that raging fire fanned.

  • Geoff #2

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 12:47 AM EST

    ….that’s right…

  • TsaoTsuG #3

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - 1:40 AM EST

    Geoff…I support your understatement…remember that scene of the fans avalanching( that a word?) out of the stands and flooding the floor at AH. Now add pitch forks and rock throwing…

    Dipo, aka ‘Black Onyx’- multiple layers, complex; a very, very unique precious and rare stone.

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