The Big Ten released its weekly award winners for week five of the regular season and three teams ended up splitting the awards. Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu and Minnesota’s Marcus Carr split Big Ten Player of the Week honors and Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Dosunmu had a remarkable performance this week. The Illini guard averaged 30.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game in Illinois’ wins over Penn State and Indiana. His performance against the Hoosiers was particularly impressive, as he scored 30 points in the win against a really strong defensive team. Carr also had a great week in the team’s lone outing against Iowa on Christmas Day. The guard scored 30 points in the upset win over the Hawkeyes. Both players are in serious All-American consideration.
Meanwhile, Dickinson also had a big week. Michigan only had one game, but Dickinson had 13 points and 15 rebounds in it, helping Michigan beat Nebraska on the road. This is the already the third time Dickinson has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week during his career. However, it doesn’t seem like it will be the last.
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.