The Big Ten released its weekly award winners for week two of the regular season and three teams ended up splitting the awards. Ohio State’s Kaleb Wesson was named Big Ten Player of the Week and Indiana’s Trayce Jackson-Davis and Michigan State’s Malik Hall were named Co-Big Ten Freshmen of the Week.
Wesson came up big for the Buckeyes last week as the team destroyed a ranked Villanova team. He finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds in the game where Ohio State’s defense completely smothered Villanova’s vaunted offensive attack. This is the second time Wesson has earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors.
Jackson-Davis and Hall also had big weeks. Jackson-Davis averaged 18.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots per game for the Hoosiers last week and Hall had a breakout performance for the Spartans on the road against a solid Seton Hall team. Hall scored 17 points for Michigan State in the win. This is the first time either of these players have earned this award.
Congratulations are in order for all three players. Don’t be surprised if these three show back up on this list given how they have played to date.