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Nebraska and Michigan Earn Weekly Accolades

December 3, 2012
Richmond High School

Player of the Week

Andre Almeida, Nebraska

C - Sr. - 6-11 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Escolo Sao Jose dos Padres de Sion

*         Led Nebraska to an important win over Wake Forest on the road in the
ACC/Big Ten Challenge

*         Collected his first career double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds,
tying his career high in scoring

*         Went 9-for-10 from the floor and blocked three shots

*         Becomes the first Big Ten player since 2009 to record 20 points and 10
rebounds while shooting 90 percent from the field

*         Earns his first career weekly accolade

*         Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Brandon Richardson (Jan. 30, 2012)

Freshman of the Week

Nik Stauskas, Michigan

G - 6-6 - Mississauga, Ontario - St. Marks

*         Averaged 21.0 points over two games while shooting 56 percent from the
floor, 67 percent from three-point range and a perfect 6-for-6 at the free-throw

*         Came off the bench to score 20 points in Michigan's ACC/Big Ten Challenge
win against No. 18/18 NC State, which marked his first career 20-point game

*         Set a new career high with 22 points in the Wolverines' win over Bradley

*         Also averaged 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals during the week

*         Earns his second consecutive weekly honor

*         Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Nik Stauskas (Nov. 26, 2012)

2012-13 Big Ten Men's Basketball Players of the Week

Nov. 12         P:    Tim Hardaway Jr., Jr., MICH

                        F:    Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell, IND

Nov. 19         P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

                        F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Nov. 26         P:    Andre Hollins, So., MINN

                        F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Dec. 3            P:    Andre Almeida, Sr., NEB

                        F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

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