BiG Ten Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors

Illinois, Indiana and Penn State Claim Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Illinois’ Cockburn, Indiana’s Jackson-Davis and Penn State’s Stevens claim awards


Player of the Week

Lamar Stevens, Penn State

F – Sr. – 6-8 – Philadelphia, Pa. – Roman Catholic – Major: Sociology

  • Recorded back-to-back double-doubles in leading Penn State to a 2-0 record during the week, including game-high totals in points (18) and rebounds (11) in a victory over No. 4, and previously undefeated, Maryland
  • Averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, five assists and 3.5 blocked shots for the week, giving Penn State its best start at 9-2 since the 2014-15 season
  • Scored a team-best 15 points and career-best totals in assists (6) and blocks (5) to go along with 10 rebounds versus Alabama on Saturday
  • Against Maryland, moved to the No. 4 spot on Penn State’s all-time scoring list with 1,844 career points
  • Ranks in Penn State’s top 10 for career rebounds (747) and career blocks (104)
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career; claimed Freshman of the Week in 2016-17
  • Last Penn State Player of the Week: Tony Carr (Feb. 19, 2018)


Freshmen of the Week

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

C – Fr. – 7-0 – Kingston, Jamaica – Oak Hill Academy (Va.) – Major: General Studies

  • Averaged 15.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks last week in a pair of Illini wins, including against then-No. 5 Michigan
  • Led Illinois to its first victory over a top-5 team since 2013, recording game highs of 19 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 4 blocks in the win over the Wolverines
  • The 19 points and 10 recounds versus Michigan marked his sixth double-double of the season, tying the Illinois season record for double-doubles by a freshman in just his 10th game
  • Leads all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (6th overall) and rebounding (2nd overall) for the season
  • Earns the fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Becomes the first Illinois player to earn Freshman of the Week four times in one season in Big Ten history
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Kofi Cockburn (Dec. 9, 2019)

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
F – 6-9 – Greenwood, Ind. – Center Grove High School – Major: Sport Marketing

  • Averaged 16.5 points, 11 rebounds and shot .650 from the field in wins over Connecticut in the Jimmy V Classic and Nebraska
  • Also added 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks and steals per game over the week
  • Versus Nebraska, posted career-highs with 25 points and 15 rebounds, including 22 points in the second half and overtime, marking his fifth double-double of the season
  • Posted eight points, seven boards, three assists and two steals in the 57-54 victory over UConn
  • Earns the third Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Trayce Jackson-Davis (Dec. 2, 2019)


2019-20 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 11

P: Nate Reuvers, Jr., F, WIS

F: Kofi Cockburn, C, ILL


Nov. 18

P: Kaleb Wesson, Jr., C, OSU

F: Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, IND

F: Malik Hall, F, MSU


Nov. 25

P/F: Kofi Cockburn, Fr., C, ILL


Dec. 2

P: Anthony Cowan Jr., Sr., G, MD

P: Jon Teske, Sr., C, MICH

F: Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, IND


Dec. 9

P: Luka Garza, Jr., C, IOWA

F: Kofi Cockburn, C, ILL


Dec. 16

P: Lamar Stevens, Sr., PSU

F: Kofi Cockburn, C, ILL

F: Trayce Jackson-Davis, F, IND



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