The Big Ten released its weekly award winners for week 11 of the regular season and two teams split the awards. Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu was named Big Ten Player of the Week and Purdue’s Jaden Ivey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Dosunmu had a memorable performance this week, finishing with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in the team’s win over Wisconsin on Saturday. It was easily one of the team’s most impressive wins of the season and a marquee victory for Illinois’ postseason resume. This is the fifth time he’s earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors in his career.
Meanwhile, Ivey had a great week as well. He averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in Purdue’s games against Maryland and Northwestern. Notably, he had a career-high with 20 points in the win over the Wildcats. This is the second time he’s earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors in 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.