Deshaun Thomas named Big Ten co-player of the week

BY foxsports • January 14, 2013

Cody Zeller, IndianaF – 7-0 – So. – Washington, Ind. – Washington
·         Averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game as the fifth-ranked Hoosiers beat Penn State and No. 8/10 Minnesota to improve to 3-0 in Big Ten play
·         Recorded 15 points with five boards, four steals, a pair of blocks and an assist against the Nittany Lions
·         Had 18 points on 75 percent shooting, six rebounds, four blocks, two steals and two assists versus the nationally ranked Golden Gophers
·         Sealed the win against Minnesota by deflecting a missed free throw into the hands of teammate Jordan Hulls, who was then fouled and sunk both of his shots
·         Collects his first career Player of the Week honor after earning seven Freshman of the Week selections last season
·         Last Indiana Player of the Week: Christian Watford (Dec. 12, 2011)
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio StateG/F – 6-7 – Jr. – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Bishop Luers
·         Averaged 21 points in a road win against Purdue followed by a victory against previously unbeaten and second-ranked Michigan
·         Tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, two steals, a block and an assist against the Boilermakers
·         Recorded 20 points, four boards, an assist and a steal versus the nationally ranked Wolverines
·         Shot 51.6 percent from the field, including 50 percent from three-point range and is the Big Ten’s leading scorer
·         Earns his second Player of the Week award of the season and the third of his career
·         Last Ohio State Player of the Week: Deshaun Thomas (Nov. 19, 2012)

Sam Dekker, WisconsinF – 6-7 – Sheboygan, Wis. – Sheboygan Lutheran
·         Scored 13 points on 55.6 percent shooting as Wisconsin defeated No. 12/13 Illinois to remain undefeated in Big Ten play at 3-0
·         Added four rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes of play
·         Currently ranks fourth on the team with 9.3 points and is also averaging 3.5 rebounds per contest
·         Earns his first career weekly honor
·         Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: N/A

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