Zeller named Big Ten co-Player of the Week


A little late on this, but IU sophomore center Cody Zeller was named Big Ten co-Player of the Week along with Michigan State point guard Keith Appling. Zeller had 19 points in each of the Hoosiers’ two wins and posted a double-double in both games.

From the Big Ten:

Co-Players of the Week

Cody Zeller, Indiana

7-0, So., C, Washington, Ind./Washington

·         Averaged a double-double of 19 points and 10.5 rebounds in two games last week, helping Indiana to wins over in-state rival Purdue and top ranked Michigan

·         Scored 19 points on Wednesday against Purdue, also bringing down 11 rebounds while adding two assists in 25 minutes

·         Shot 80 percent from the floor on Saturday against Michigan, finishing with 19 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in 34 minutes

·         Wins his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and second this season

·         Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Victor Olapido (Jan. 28, 2013)

 

 

Keith Appling, Michigan State

6-1, Jr., G, Detroit, Mich./Pershing

 

·         Poured in a game-high 24 points, adding eight rebounds, seven assists and one block in Michigan State’s victory over Illinois on Thursday

·         Scored or assisted on 11 of the Spartans’ 14 second-half field goals, tallying 19 points and six assists and helping the Spartans shoot 87.5 percent from the field after halftime

·         Wins his third career Big Ten Player of the Week accolade and first this season

·         Last Michigan State Big Ten Player of the Week: Derrick Nix (Dec. 24, 2012)

 

 

Freshman of the Week

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

7-0, C, Gary, Ind./Oak Hill Academy

 

·         Averaged 24.5 points on 57.6 percent shooting, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in games against Indiana and Northwestern last week

·         Finished with a career-high 30 points against Indiana on Wednesday, shooting 71.4 percent from the floor and chipping in five blocks and five rebounds

·         Recorded his second double-double of the season against Northwestern on Saturday, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds

·         Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

·         Last Purdue Big Ten 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

Jan. 21          P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

F:    Shavon Shields, NEB

Jan. 28          P:    Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND

F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Feb. 4            P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND

P:    Keith Appling, Jr., MSU

F:    A.J. Hammons, PUR

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