Indiana's Cody Zeller named Big Ten co-player of the week

Indiana's Cody Zeller named Big Ten co-player of the week

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ANN ARBOR, MI - MARCH 10: Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers drives around Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines during the second half at Crisler Center on March 10, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Indiana won the game 72-71.(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Posted on March 11, 2013 at 11:47 AM

This Big Ten on Monday announced the men’s basketball players of the week. Below are this week’s honorees.
 
Co-Players of the Week
Cody Zeller, Indiana
7-0, So., C, Washington, Ind./Washington
•    Helped Indiana clinch its first outright Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament in a road win against nationally ranked Michigan
•    Poured in 25 points and 10 rebounds against the Wolverines on Sunday, scoring six points and altering the potential game-winning shot in the final 52 seconds
•    Added 17 points, four rebounds and three assists in a mid-week matchup against Ohio State to average 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists on the week
•    Wins his third Big Ten Player of the Week honor of his career and third this season
•    Last Indiana Big Ten Player of the Week: Victor Olapido (Feb. 25, 2013)
 
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
6-2, Jr., G, Findlay, Ohio
•    Led Ohio State to two victories, averaging 14.5 points on 64.7 percent shooting, 5.0 assists,4.0 rebounds and 3.5 steals against Indiana and Illinois
•    Had 15 points, four steals, four rebounds and four assists, while shooting 70 percent from the field in the road win over nationally ranked Indiana
•    Helped Ohio State clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament with 14 points, six assists, four rebounds and three steals against the Illini
•    Wins his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
•    Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Jan. 14, 2013)
 
Freshman of the Week
Rapheal Davis, Purdue
6-5, G, Fort Wayne, Ind./La Lumiere
•    Averaged 16.5 points on 64.7 percent shooting, adding 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists against Michigan and Minnesota last week
•    Posted 15 points in 35 minutes against nationally ranked Michigan, adding a career-best nine rebounds
•    In the win over Minnesota, tallied 18 points on 75 percent shooting, adding four assists, one block and one steal
•    Earns his first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
•    Last Purdue Big Ten Freshman of the Week: A.J. Hammons (Feb. 4, 2013)
 
 
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
Feb. 11         P:    D.J. Richardson, Sr., ILL
                        P:    Ben Brust, Jr., WIS
                        F:    Mitch McGary, MICH
Feb. 18         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH
                        F:    Gary Harris, MSU
Feb. 25         P:    Victor Oladipo, Jr., IND
                        F:    Shavon Shields, NEB
March 4        P:    Trevor Mbakwe, Sr., MINN
                        F:    Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell, IND
                        F:    Sam Dekker, WIS
March 11     P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND
                        P:    Aaron Craft, Jr., OSU
                        F:    Raphael Davis, PUR
 

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