Indiana and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Indiana and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors


Hoosiers’ Ferrell named Player of the Week; Badgers’ Happ earns second straight Freshman of the Week honor

Player of the Week

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

G – 6-0 – Sr. – Indianapolis, Ind. – Park Tudor

  • Averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 assists per game in leading the Hoosiers to a pair of wins versus Illinois and Northwestern
  • For the week, shot 52.2 percent (12-of-23) from the field and 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from three-point range, and recorded a 3.8 assist/turnover ratio with 15 assists and just four turnovers
  • Scored 16 points, bolstered by five three-pointers, and handed out nine assists versus the Fighting Illini, becoming the school’s all-time career leader in assists
  • Scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting and dished out six assists against the Wildcats
  • Currently ranks second with 18.9 points per game in conference play, and is fourth with 6.3 assists per contest
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Troy Williams (Dec. 22, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

F – 6-9 – Milan, Ill. – Rockridge

  • Posted a double-double with a season-high 20 points to go along with 11 rebounds and two steals in the Badgers’ road win at Penn State
  • Secured his Big Ten leading seventh double-double of the season
  • In conference play, currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 8.1 rebounds per game, and is second with 2.0 steals per contest
  • Earns his second Freshman of the Week honor and second in as many weeks
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Ethan Happ (Jan. 18, 2016)

2015-16 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 16          Player (Co): Joey King, MINN and Alex Olah, NU

Freshman: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Nov. 23          Player: Denzel Valentine, MSU

Freshman: Thomas Bryant, IND

Nov. 30          Player: Denzel Valentine, MSU

Freshman: Deyonta Davis, MSU

Dec. 7            Player: A.J. Hammons, PUR

Freshman: Jordan Murphy, MINN

Dec. 14          Player (Co): Jarrod Uthoff, IOWA and Melo Trimble, MD

Freshman: Caleb Swanigan, PUR

Dec. 21          Player (Co): Malcolm Hill, ILL and Caris LeVert, MICH

Freshman: Nicholas Baer, IOWA

Dec. 28          Player (Co): Bryn Forbes, MSU and A.J. Hammons, PUR

Freshman: Corey Sanders, RU

Jan. 4             Player: Diamond Stone, MD-FR

Freshman: Diamond Stone, MD

Jan. 11           Player: Mike Gesell, IOWA

Freshman: Thomas Bryant, IND

Jan. 18           Player: Peter Jok, IOWA

Freshman (Co): JaQuan Lyle, OSU and Ethan Happ, WIS

Jan. 25           Player: Yogi Ferrell, IND

Freshman: Ethan Happ, WIS