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Michigan State and Purdue Split Week 15 Big Ten Honors

Two teams earned Big Ten weekly awards.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Big Ten released its weekly award winners for week 15 of the regular season and two teams split the awards. Michigan State’s Aaron Henry was named Big Ten Player of the Week and Purdue’s Zach Edey was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Henry had quite a performance this week, averaging 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game in Michigan State’s win over Indiana and split against Michigan. He was the key player in both of the team’s wins. This is the first time he’s earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors in his career.

The Freshman of the Week honors were also well deserved. Edey averaged 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in Purdue’s win over Wisconsin and Indiana. He’s the first Purdue freshman to have back-to-back 20 plus points since Robbie Hummel. 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. Both of these players could do some serious damage in the postseason.