The Big Ten released its weekly award winners for Week 16 of the regular season and Illinois and Indiana ended up splitting the awards. Ayo Dosunmu was named Big Ten Player of the Week and Trayce Jackson-Davis was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Dosunmu had quite a week for the Illini, leading Illinois to a huge road win against a top 10 Penn State team. He finished with 24 points and four rebounds in the win. This is the first time he’s earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors during his career. However, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week earlier in his career.
Similarly, Jackson-Davis also had a big week. The big man averaged 20 points and 13 rebounds per game in Indiana’s two wins over Minnesota and Penn State. Notably, he had 13 points and 10 rebounds in the win over the Nittany Lions. This is the fifth time Jackson-Davis has been named Big Ten Freshman of the Week during his career.
Congratulations are in order for both players. Don’t be surprised if these two show back up on this list given how they have played to date.