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Indiana, Ohio State and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Awards

January 14, 2013
Richmond High School



Co-Player of the Week

Cody Zeller, Indiana

F - 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 State

G/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)



Freshman of the Week

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

F - 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



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

Dec. 10         P:    Brandon Paul, Sr., ILL

                        F:    Gary Harris, MSU

Dec. 17         P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

                        F:    Mike Gesell, IOWA

Dec. 24         P:    Derrick Nix, Sr., MSU

                        F:    Mitch McGary, MICH

Dec. 31         P:    Tracy Abrams, So., ILL

                        F:    Nik Stauskas, MICH

Jan. 7             P:    Trey Burke, So., MICH

                        F:    Glenn Robinson III, MICH

Jan. 14          P:    Cody Zeller, So., IND

                        P:    Deshaun Thomas, Jr., OSU

                        F:    Sam Dekker, WIS


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