Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors


Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson named Player of Week; Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu earns Freshman of Week

Player of the Week

Kaleb Wesson, Ohio State

C – So. – 6-9 – Westerville, Ohio – Westerville South

  • Averaged 23 points, 9.5 rebounds per game and shot 15-of-25 (60 percent) from the floor in a pair of Buckeye wins over UCLA and Youngstown State last week
  • Scored a career-high 31 points, connecting on 10-of-14 field goals and 11-of-13 free throws along with seven rebounds in a victory over Youngstown State
  • Posted a double-double with 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in a win over UCLA in the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago
  • Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Keita Bates-Diop (Feb. 5, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Daniel Oturu

C – 6-10 – Woodbury, Minn. – Cretin-Derham Hall

  • Registered his third consecutive double-double with a career-high 20 points and 11 rebounds in helping the Golden Gophers to a victory over North Carolina A&T
  • Connected on 9-of-12 shots from the floor in the game along with blocking two shots
  • Leads all Big Ten freshman in rebounding (7.9 per game) and blocked shots (2.0 per game)
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor; Second Gopher to be honored this season
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Gabe Kalscheur (Nov. 26, 2018)

2018-19 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12

P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR

P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS

F: Jalen Smith, MD

Nov. 19

P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS

F: Romeo Langford, IND

Nov. 26

P: Cassius Winston, Jr., MSU

P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS

F: Gabe Kalscheur, MINN

Dec. 3  

P: Jordan Poole, So., MICH

F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 10

P: Carsen Edwards, Jr., PUR

P: Ethan Happ, Sr., WIS

F: Romeo Langford, IND

F: Ignas Brazdeikis, MICH

Dec. 17

P: Juwan Morgan, Sr., IND

F: Jalen Smith, MD

Dec. 24

P: Kaleb Wesson, So., OSU

F: Daniel Oturu, MINN



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