Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

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Gophers’ Jordan Murphy earns Player of the Week honor for a third consecutive week; Spartans’ Jaren Jackson Jr. and Badgers’ Brad Davison named Co-Freshmen of the Week

Player of the Week

Jordan Murphy, Minnesota

F – Jr. – 6-7 – San Antonio, Texas – Brennan

Recorded three double-doubles to continue his streak of double-doubles in every game this season

Averaged 18.3 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in three wins last week

Became the first Gopher since Trevor Mbakwe to grab 10+ rebounds in seven consecutive games

Tied a career high with four steals vs. Alabama A&M

Last three-peat Player of the Week honoree: Ohio State’s Evan Turner (Nov. 16, 23 and 30, 2009)

Earns his fourth career Big Ten Player of the Week honor and third this season

Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Jordan Murphy (Nov. 20, 2017)

Co-Freshmen of the Week

Jaren Jackson Jr., Michigan State

F – 6-11 – Carmel, Ind. – La Lumiere

Averaged 9.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks the past week to lead Michigan State to three wins and the Victory Bracket championship at the PK80 Invitational

Had two double-doubles during the week against DePaul (13 points, 10 rebounds) and Connecticut (12 points, 10 rebounds)

Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Justin Jackson (Jan. 23, 2017)

Brad Davison, Wisconsin

G – 6-3 – Maple Grove, Minn. – Maple Grove

Averaged 15 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game in Wisconsin’s three games last week

Came off the bench and posted 12 points and 4 steals vs. No. 22 Baylor

Scored 14 points and added 2 rebounds and 2 steals in his first career start vs. No. 23 UCLA

Shot 50 percent for the week, including a 7-for-8 effort for a career-high 19 points against Milwaukee

Earns his first Freshman of the Week honor

Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Ethan Happ (Feb. 1, 2016)

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