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 25.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two wins last week
Tied a career high with 33 points in a 107-62 win vs. Houston Baptist and added six rebounds and five assists
Nearly topped his single-game season high for points (21) in the first half vs. Houston Baptist with 20 points
Scored 17 points and added nine rebounds in a 102-60 victory vs. Long Beach State
Earns his first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Nick Ward (Feb. 27, 2017)
Freshman of the Week
Trent Frazier, Illinois
G – 6-1 – Wellington, Fla. – Wellington
Scored a career-high 22 points, had one rebound, one assist and one block in a 70-64 win vs. Missouri in St. Louis, Mo.
Helped lead Illinois to a fifth-straight win in the annual Braggin’ Rights game by scoring the team’s final eight points
Went 10-of-11 from the free throw line, setting a new career high, and made four straight free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win
Scored in double figures for the fourth consecutive game and has averaged 17.8 points per game during the stretch
Earns his first career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor
Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Jalen Coleman-Lands (Feb. 29, 2016)