BiG Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Michigan State, Ohio State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Buckeyes’ Keita Bates-Diop earns Player of the Week award; Spartans’ Jaren Jackson Jr. named Freshman of the Week


Player of the Week

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

F – Jr. – 6-7 – Normal, Ill. – University High

  • Averaged 22.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in wins vs. Michigan and William & Mary last week
  • Scored a career high 27 points in the 97-62 win vs. William & Mary
  • Shot 62 percent from the field (16-of-26) for the week, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the foul line
  • Scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a win vs. Michigan which improved Ohio State to 2-0 in conference play
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: D’Angelo Russell (Feb. 9, 2015)

Freshman of the Week

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

F – 6-11 – Carmel, Ind. – La Lumiere

  • Averaged 14.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.5 blocks and 1.5 steals in wins at Rutgers and against Southern Utah last week
  • Scored 11 points (all in the second half) against Rutgers and blocked eight shots to tie the Michigan State single-game record and set the freshman school record
  • Scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Southern Utah to notch his fifth double-double of the season
  • Shot 58.3 percent from the field last week (7-of-12) and added three steals
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Jaren Jackson Jr. (Nov. 27, 2017)


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


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