Big Ten Weekly Awards

Purdue and Iowa Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Boilermakers’ Swanigan named Player of the Week for fifth time this season; Hawkeyes’ Bohannon earns Freshman of the Week honors

Player of the Week

Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

F – So. – 6-9 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Homestead

  • Averaged 25.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading the Boilermakers to wins over nationally-ranked foes Northwestern and Maryland
  • For the week, shot 53.3 percent (16-of-30) from the field, 50.0 percent (5-of-10) from three-point range and 86.7 percent (13-of-15) from the free throw line
  • Scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds against the visiting Wildcats, setting Purdue’s single-season record for double-doubles with 19
  • Poured in 26 points, corralled 10 rebounds, swiped three steals and added a pair of blocks in the 73-72 win at Maryland
  • In conference games only, currently leads the Big Ten with 20.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per contest
  • Earns his fifth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and fifth this season
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Caleb Swanigan (Jan. 9, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Jordan Bohannon, Iowa

G – 6-0 – Marion, Iowa – Linn-Mar

  • Averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game in leading the Hawkeyes to a pair of Big Ten wins over Rutgers and Nebraska
  • For the week, shot 62.5 percent (10-of-16) from the floor, including a 69.2 percent (9-of-13) effort from three-point range
  • Scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including five three-pointers, and handed out four assists against zero turnovers against Rutgers
  • Chipped in 15 points, including a 4-of-6 performance from three-point range, and pulled down five rebounds versus the Huskers
  • Extended his three-point field goal total to 54, setting Iowa’s single-season freshman record
  • In conference games only, currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 4.4 assists per contest
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Nicholas Baer (Dec. 21, 2015)

2016-17 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 14          Player (Co): Malcolm Hill, ILL and James Blackmon Jr., IND

Freshman (Co): Curtis Jones, IND and Miles Bridges, MSU

Nov. 21          Player: Peter Jok, IOWA

Freshman: Amir Coffey, MINN

Nov. 28          Player (Co): Melo Trimble, MD and Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Freshman: Miles Bridges, MSU

Dec. 5             Player: Nigel Hayes, WIS

Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Dec. 12          Player: Peter Jok, IOWA

Freshman: Isaiah Moss, IOWA

Dec. 19          Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Freshman: Mike Watkins, PSU

Dec. 26          Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Jan. 2              Player (Co): Nate Mason, MINN and Tai Webster, NEB

Freshman: Nick Ward, MSU

Jan. 9              Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Freshman: Amir Coffey, MINN

Jan. 16           Player: Scottie Lindsey, NU

Freshman (Co): Miles Bridges, MSU and Mike Watkins, PSU

Jan. 23           Player (Co): James Blackmon, Jr., IND and Ethan Happ, WIS

Freshman (Co): Justin Jackson, MD and Carsen Edwards, PUR

Jan. 30           Player: Ethan Happ, WIS

Freshman: Miles Bridges, MSU

Feb. 6              Player: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Freshman: Jordan Bohannon, IOWA

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