Iowa, Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Player of the Week

Peter Jok, Iowa

G – 6-6 – Jr. – West Des Moines, Iowa – Valley

  • Averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in leading the Hawkeyes to a pair of wins over #4/4 Michigan State and Michigan
  • For the week, shot 58.3 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from three-point range, and converted all four of his free throw attempts
  • In the win at Michigan State, scored a game-high 23 points, pulled down three rebounds and swiped a pair of steals as the Hawkeyes secured the season sweep over the Spartans
  • Scored 16 points, including 14 in the second half, corralled four rebounds and handed out a pair of assists versus the Wolverines
  • Currently averaging 15.4 points and 1.8 steals per game in conference play
  • Earns his first career Player of the Week honor and is the third Iowa standout to be named Big Ten Player of the Week this season
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Mike Gesell (Jan. 11, 2016)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

JaQuan Lyle, Ohio State

G – 6-5 – Evansville, Ind. – Huntington Prep

  • Averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game in Ohio State’s split versus Rutgers and Maryland
  • Recorded the fifth triple-double in school history with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the win over the Scarlet Knights
  • Chipped in nine points, pulled down three rebounds and handed out four assists at Maryland
  • Currently boasts a 7.2 assist/turnover ratio with 43 assists against just 13 turnovers on the season
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: D’Angelo Russell (March 2, 2015)

Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

F – 6-9 – Milan, Ill. – Rockridge

  • Averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in Wisconsin’s split against Northwestern and #4/4 Michigan State
  • Scored 12 points, pulled down six rebounds and swiped three steals at Northwestern
  • Scored 14 points and corralled eight rebounds in the win over the Spartans, including the game-winning field goal with 10.2 seconds remaining
  • Currently leads the Big Ten with six double-doubles this season
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Nigel Hayes (Feb. 17, 2014)

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