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Ivey Nabs Second Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor

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Ivey Nabs Second Big Ten Freshman of the Week Honor

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Jaden Ivey earned his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolade, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

 

Ivey averaged 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two Purdue games last week. He tallied 14 points with four rebounds and three assists in a Tuesday setback at Maryland and then netted a career-high 20 points with seven rebounds, also a career high, and three assists in a win over Northwestern on Saturday.

 

For the season, Ivey is averaging 8.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in 19.8 minutes per contest. He has scored in double-figures in five of his last seven games and ranks third among all Big Ten freshmen in scoring behind Michigan’s Hunter Dickinson (15.1 PPG) and teammate Brandon Newman (9.7 PPG).

 

Ivey was also named Freshman of the Week on Jan. 25.

 

Purdue freshmen have been named Freshman of the Week in six of a possible 11 weeks to date, including four straight weeks.  

 

The No. 24-ranked Boilermakers will travel to Minnesota on Thursday.