Spartans’ Miles Bridges earns Player of the Week award; Fighting Illini’s Trent Frazier named Freshman of the Week

Player of the Week

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

G/F – So. – 6-7 – Flint, Mich. – Huntington Prep

Averaged 22.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and went 17-of-28 (.607) from the field in two wins last week

Scored 25 points and added four rebounds and four assists in a 96-93 win at Iowa to begin the week

Notched 20 points with three rebounds and an assist, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining to secure a 68-65 win vs. Purdue

Had 20 points vs. Purdue for his 24th game in double figures and the 10th game this season with at least 20 points

Earns his second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Nick Ward (Jan. 2, 2018)

Freshman of the Week

Trent Frazier, Illinois

G – 6-1 – Wellington, Fla. – Wellington

Averaged 19.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, went 12-of-31 (.387) from the field and 9-of-17 (.529) from 3-point range

Scored a career-high 32 points vs. Wisconsin, the top scoring outing of the year by a Big Ten freshman, the most by an Illinois freshman in 24 years and the No. 3 all-time scoring mark ever by an Illinois freshman

Made seven 3-pointers vs. Wisconsin to set the Illinois single-game mark for a freshman and become the second Illini player ever to have two 7+ 3-pointer games in a single season

Scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and had three steals vs. Penn State

Earns his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor

Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Trent Frazier (Dec. 26, 2017); Prior: Jalen Coleman-Lands (Feb. 29, 2016)