StatSheet's Big Ten Player of the Week for February 18th goes to Wisconsin's Ben Brust. StatSheet's Big Ten Freshman of the Week goes to Nebraska's Shavon Shields. Also, Will Sheehey from Indiana takes home StatSheet's Big Ten 6th Man of the Week. Brust tallied a strong showing in shooting (50%), scoring (13 pts per game), and rebounding (7.5 per game). The Wisconsin junior put these numbers up in a win against 13th ranked Ohio State and a loss to Minnesota.
Brust posted 11 points on 36% shooting in 43 minutes in a 58-53 loss to Minnesota. That was followed by a team-leading 15 point and 11 rebound performance in a huge 71-49 victory against Ohio State.
This is the first time this season that Ben Brust has been named StatSheet Big Ten Player of the Week. However, he has received an honorable mention. The runner-up this week is Michigan sophomore Trey Burke. Honorable mention goes to Ohio State junior Deshaun Thomas.
StatSheet Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Nebraska's Shavon Shields
Shavon Shields averaged 31 minutes starting both games for Nebraska. In a 76-47 loss to Indiana, Shields rang up 5 points and 3 rebounds. Following that in a 73-64 loss to Michigan State, he added 19 points and 13 rebounds.
This is the first StatSheet Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for Shavon Shields. Sam Dekker from Wisconsin gets runner-up. Denzel Valentine from Michigan State takes honorable mention. The highest ranking freshman from Purdue was Ronnie Johnson who finished 8th.
StatSheet Big Ten 6th Man of the Week: Indiana's Will Sheehey
Will Sheehey, a junior and a 6-7 forward, averaged 26 minutes of action over two games for the Hoosiers. In a lopsided 76-47 win against Nebraska, Sheehey got 9 points and 4 rebounds. During a strong 83-55 win against Purdue, he led all scoring with 22 points on 100% shooting.
Will Sheehey has won the StatSheet Big Ten 6th Man of the Week an amazing 3 times. Eric May, a senior guard from Iowa, is runner up. Zach McCabe, a junior forward from Iowa, receives honorable mention. Sandi Marcius finished 4th and was the highest ranking 6th man from Purdue. Purdue players have not yet been named StatSheet Big Ten Player of the Week this season.
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- Scoring: Trey Burke, Michigan: 23.5 PPG
- Rebounding: Adreian Payne, Michigan State: 9 RPG
- Assists: Tracy Abrams, Illinois: 5.5 APG
- Blocked Shots: Branden Dawson, Michigan State: 2.5 BPG
- Free Throws: Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa: 8 PPG
- Three Pointers: Gary Harris, Michigan State: 3.5 TPG
- Steals: Trey Burke, Michigan: 2.5 SPG
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